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The letter D
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Etymology 1

Etruscan 𐌃 (D), the source for Latin D

From Etruscan 𐌃 (D), from Greek Δ (D), Delta), from Phoenician 𐤃 (D), dalet).

Letter

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. A letter of the Latin (Roman) script; the fourth letter of many alphabets written in that script, including the English alphabet.

Etymology 2

A simplification of Ð under the graphic influence of the letter D, from a standardization of Ɔ superposed on a ⋌ or ⊢, from the practice of circling each hundredth ⋌ (now Roman numeral V), the tally stick notch mark representing five.

Numeral

D (upper case Roman numeral, lower case d)

  1. (mathematics) cardinal number five hundred (500).

Etymology 3

  • (chemistry, deuterium): abbreviation of deuterium
  • (computing, hexadecimal 13): From its position as the thirteenth element of the series {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F}
  • (Germany): abbreviation of German word Deutschland (Germany)

Symbol

D

  1. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) deuterium.
  2. (computing) hexadecimal symbol for 13.
  3. A standard size of dry cell battery larger than C.
  4. Vehicle-distinguishing sign for Germany.
  5. (biochemistry) IUPAC one-letter abbreviation for aspartic acid.
  6. (mathematics) The differential operator in calculus and analysis.

English

Etymology 1

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᛞ (d, “daeg”), replaced by D

Old English upper case letter D from 7th century replacement by Latin upper case letter D of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter  (d), daeg).

Pronunciation

Letter

D (upper case, lower case d)

  1. Dee, the fourth letter of the English alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: C
  • Next letter: E

Etymology 2

Various abbreviations

Abbreviation

D

  1. Defense
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Democrat
  3. Deny
  4. Divorced
  5. Down
  6. Drive
  7. American Library Association abbreviation for duodecimo, a book size (17.5-20 cm).
  8. Dutch language.

Proper noun

D

  1. (snooker) The semicircle on the baulk line, inside which the cue ball must be placed at a break-off

Etymology 3

From the position (4) of the letter D in the English alphabet.

Noun

Singular
D

Plural
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D ({{{1}}})
  1. a grade awarded for a class, better than outright failure (which can be F or E depending on the institution) and worse than a C

Hungarian

Compass rose

Abbreviation

D

  1. S (south)

See also


Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

D (capital, lowercase d)

  1. The sixth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /d/. Preceded by C and followed by E.

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