delta

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Ancient Greek: δέλτα
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Wikipedia

Lena River delta (landform at the mouth of a river).

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

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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. (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
  8. A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
  9. (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

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

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delta f ‎(plural deltes)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

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delta m ‎(plural deltes)

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

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

NounEdit

delta f ‎(plural deltes)

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

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CzechEdit

Greek letter
Δδ
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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 křídlo (delta wing)
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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)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "delta" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 137.

DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

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delta n ‎(definite singular deltaet, indefinite plural deltaer, definite plural deltaerne)

  1. a river delta

NounEdit

delta n

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

FinnishEdit

(index d)

Greek letter
Δδ
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdeltɑ/
  • Hyphenation: 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

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

NounEdit

delta m ‎(plural delta)

  1. delta (Greek letter)

NounEdit

delta m ‎(plural deltas)

  1. delta (geographical feature)

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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

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛltɒ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: del‧ta

NounEdit

delta ‎(plural delták)

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

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ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

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delta m ‎(invariable)

  1. delta (all senses)

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LatvianEdit

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delta f (4th declension)

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

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

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

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

  1. a river delta

Etymology 3Edit

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

VerbEdit

delta (present tense deltar; past tense deltok; past participle deltatt)

  1. to participate
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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

NounEdit

delta m

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

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

  1. a river delta

Etymology 3Edit

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

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VerbEdit

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

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PolishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

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delta f

  1. delta
  2. (mathematics, colloquial) discriminant

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

PronunciationEdit

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delta m (plural deltas)

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

PronunciationEdit

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

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dȅlta f ‎(Cyrillic spelling де̏лта)

  1. delta, the Greek letter Δ, δ

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

NounEdit

delta f ‎(plural deltas)

  1. Greek letter delta.

NounEdit

delta m ‎(plural deltas)

  1. (geography) A delta.

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek δέλτα ‎(délta).

NounEdit

delta n

  1. the Greek letter Δ, δ (delta)
  2. a river delta
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

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delta

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