K, k: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kā), [key]
— pl. K's Ks, k's ks.
  1. the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any sound represented by the letter K or k, as in bilk, kit, or sick.
  3. something having the shape of a
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter K or k.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter K or k.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. king.
  2. Kelvin.
  3. the number 1000: The salary offered is $20K.
  4. See
  5. kindergarten: a K–12 boarding school.
  6. kitchen.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol.
  1. the eleventh in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the tenth.
  2. potassium.
  3. A binary 32K memory has 32,768 positions.
    1. the number 1024 or 210:A binary 32K memory has 32,768 positions.
    2. kilobyte.
  4. strikeout; strikeouts.
  5. kaon.
  6. lysine.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Ecol. Ecol.
  1. carrying capacity.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol.
  1. a vector on the z-axis, having length 1 unit.
  2. See


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. kip; kips.
  2. Knight.
  3. kwacha.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. capacity.
  2. karat.
  3. kilogram; kilograms.
  4. king.
  5. knight.
  6. knot.
  7. kopeck.
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