See also: DELTA and Delta

EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

gamma
  
epsilon
Δ δ
Ancient Greek: δέλτα
Wikipedia article on delta
 delta on Wikipedia
 
Lena River delta (landform at the mouth of a river).

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

  • (river): from the triangular shape of the majuscule Greek letter delta Δ
  • (USSF): from the delta wing, symbol of the USSF, a triangular wing, shaped like the majuscule Greek letter delta Δ

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛltə/, [ˈdɛɫtə]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛltə

NounEdit

delta (plural deltas)

  1. The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet Δ, δ.
  2. A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.
  3. The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet, which assigns words to letters of the alphabet.
  4. (mathematics) The symbol Δ.
  5. (computing, informal) A small but noticeable effect. Compare epsilon.
    This will slow the main code path down, but only by delta.
  6. (computing) The set of differences between two versions of a file.
    When you update the file, the system will only save the deltas.
  7. (physics, engineering) A change in a quantity, likely from "d" for "difference".
    ΔV - "delta vee"(change in velocity, used in rocketry and orbital mechanics)
  8. (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
  9. A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
  10. (electrical, often attributive) The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, especially in a three-phase system.
    delta winding; delta connection; delta current
  11. (finance) The rate of change in an option value with respect to the underlying asset's price.
  12. (chemistry) A value in delta notation indicating the relative abundances of isotopes.
  13. (US, military, U.S. Space Force) A military unit, nominally headed by a colonel, equivalent to a USAF operations wing, or an army regiment.
  14. (astronomy) a star that is usually the fourth brightest of a constellation.

SynonymsEdit

  • (USSF): garrison (a support wing equivalent)

HypernymsEdit

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

delta (third-person singular simple present deltas, present participle deltaing, simple past and past participle deltaed)

  1. (cryptography) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2007, B. J. Copeland, “Tunny and Colossus: Breaking the Lorenz Schlüsselzusatz traffic”, in Karl de Leeuw, Jan Bergstra, editors, The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook, Amsterdam: Elsevier, →ISBN, page 458:
      Turingery worked on deltaed key to produce the deltaed contribution of the chi-wheels. Turing's discovery that delta-ing would reveal information otherwise hidden was essential to the developments that followed.
  2. (computing) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1992, Israel Silverberg, Source File Management With SCCS, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, →ISBN, page 166:
      The primary function of this command is to delta the product version file (if it has been retrieved for edit). However, prior to deltaing the product version file, the work source tree is searched to verify that no other source files are still waiting to be deltaed.

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

NounEdit

delta f (plural deltes)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

NounEdit

delta m (plural deltes)

  1. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

delta f (plural deltes)

  1. delta; the Greek letter Δ (lowercase δ).
  2. (geography) A delta.

Derived termsEdit


CzechEdit

Greek letter
Δδ Previous: gama
Next: epsilon

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta), which is probably of Semitic origin.[1]

NounEdit

delta n (indeclinable)

  1. Delta (Greek letter Δ).
  2. (physics) Kind of rays consisting of secondary electrons with enough energy to escape a significant distance away from the primary radiation beam and produce further ionization (delta ray).
  3. Having the shape of the Greek letter Δ.
    delta křídlodelta wing
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta). Originally used for the delta of the Nile, because its forked shape resembled the Greek letter Δ. The word is probably of Semitic origin.[1]

NounEdit

delta f

  1. (geography) delta (forked mouth of a river)

DeclensionEdit

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "delta" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 137.

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

NounEdit

delta n (singular definite deltaet, plural indefinite deltaer)

  1. a river delta
  2. delta (the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, Δ, δ.)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛl.taː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

NounEdit

delta f (plural delta's, diminutive deltaatje n)

  1. The Greek letter delta.
  2. A river delta, a network of one or more rivers and tributaries pouring out into a larger body of water.
    Synonym: rivierdelta

HypernymsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit


FinnishEdit

Greek letter
Δδ Previous: gamma
Next: epsilon
 
Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdelt(ː)ɑ/, [ˈde̞lt̪(ː)ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -eltɑ
  • Syllabification: del‧ta

NounEdit

delta

  1. delta (Greek letter)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of delta (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative delta deltat
genitive deltan deltojen
partitive deltaa deltoja
illative deltaan deltoihin
singular plural
nominative delta deltat
accusative nom. delta deltat
gen. deltan
genitive deltan deltojen
deltainrare
partitive deltaa deltoja
inessive deltassa deltoissa
elative deltasta deltoista
illative deltaan deltoihin
adessive deltalla deltoilla
ablative deltalta deltoilta
allative deltalle deltoille
essive deltana deltoina
translative deltaksi deltoiksi
instructive deltoin
abessive deltatta deltoitta
comitative deltoineen
Possessive forms of delta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person deltani deltamme
2nd person deltasi deltanne
3rd person deltansa

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

delta m (plural delta or deltas)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

NounEdit

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. delta (geographical feature)
    Hypernym: embouchure

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

NounEdit

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

delta (plural delták)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative delta delták
accusative deltát deltákat
dative deltának deltáknak
instrumental deltával deltákkal
causal-final deltáért deltákért
translative deltává deltákká
terminative deltáig deltákig
essive-formal deltaként deltákként
essive-modal
inessive deltában deltákban
superessive deltán deltákon
adessive deltánál deltáknál
illative deltába deltákba
sublative deltára deltákra
allative deltához deltákhoz
elative deltából deltákból
delative deltáról deltákról
ablative deltától deltáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
deltáé deltáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
deltáéi deltákéi
Possessive forms of delta
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. deltám deltáim
2nd person sing. deltád deltáid
3rd person sing. deltája deltái
1st person plural deltánk deltáink
2nd person plural deltátok deltáitok
3rd person plural deltájuk deltáik

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

delta f (genitive singular deltu, nominative plural deltur)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

DeclensionEdit


IndonesianEdit

 
Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɛlta]
  • Hyphenation: dèl‧ta

NounEdit

delta

  1. delta,
    1. The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet Δ, δ.
    2. (geography) A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia it

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: dèl‧ta
  • Rhymes: -ɛlta

NounEdit

delta m (invariable)

  1. delta (all senses)

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatvianEdit

NounEdit

delta f (4th declension)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

NounEdit

delta m (definite singular deltaen, indefinite plural deltaer, definite plural deltaene)

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

delta n (definite singular deltaet, indefinite plural delta or deltaer, definite plural deltaene)

  1. a river delta
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From del (part) + ta (take); i.e. to take (a) part in something; to partake in something

VerbEdit

delta (imperative delta, present tense deltar, passive deltas, simple past deltok, past participle deltatt, present participle deltakende)

  1. to participate; to partake
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ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From del (part) + ta (take); i.e. to take (a) part in something

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

delta (present tense deltek or deltar, past tense deltok, past participle delteke or deltatt, passive infinitive delteken, present participle deltakande, imperative delta)

  1. to participate
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

NounEdit

delta m (definite singular deltaen, indefinite plural deltaer or deltaar, definite plural deltaene or deltaane)

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)

Etymology 3Edit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

A specialized use of delta (Etymology 2).

NounEdit

delta n (definite singular deltaet, indefinite plural delta, definite plural deltaa)

  1. a river delta
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has articles on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

delta f

  1. delta
  2. (mathematics, colloquial) discriminant

DeclensionEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈdɛw.tɐ/, [ˈdɛʊ̯.tɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈdɛl.tɐ/, [ˈdɛɫ.tɐ]

  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

NounEdit

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. delta (Greek letter)
  2. delta (landform at the mouth of a river)

Derived termsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dêlta/
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

NounEdit

dȅlta f (Cyrillic spelling де̏лта)

  1. delta, the Greek letter Δ, δ

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdelta/, [ˈd̪el̪.t̪a]
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

NounEdit

delta f (plural deltas)

  1. Greek letter delta

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

delta m (plural deltas)

  1. (geography) a delta

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα (délta).

NounEdit

delta n

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)
  2. a river delta
DeclensionEdit
Declension of delta 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative delta deltat deltan deltana
Genitive deltas deltats deltans deltanas

Etymology 2Edit

From del (part) + ta(ga) (take); i.e. to take (a) part in something

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

delta (present deltar, preterite deltog, supine deltagit, imperative delta)

  1. to participate
ConjugationEdit
Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit