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Translingual

Symbol

O

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for oxygen.
  2. (mathematics) The upper bound function also known as big O.

English

Pronunciation

Abbreviation

O

  1. (cricket) The number of overs bowled.

Letter

Singular
O

Plural
O's

O (O's)
  1. The fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, preceded by N and followed by P.
  2. A blood type that lacks A or B antigens and may only receive transfusions of similar type O blood, but may donate to all (neglecting Rh factor). Synonym: universal donor.
  3. (printing) American Library Association Abbreviation of octavo, a book size (20-25 cm).

Particle

O

  1. (grammar) The English vocative particle (always in upper case), used for direct address in translations from languages which have the vocative case.
    O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? -- Galatians 3:1

Usage notes

This is the only grammatical particle English has, and it is borrowed via the various translations of the Bible. Irish is the last Indo-European language which does have it (as a full-blown grammatical case, unlike English, not resurrected but rather preserved), and indeed does it with the capital O.

Interjection

O

  1. Expression of earnestness or reverence, used before the name of a deity or revered person in impassioned speech.

Synonyms


Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

O (capital, lowercase n)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /o/. Preceded by N and followed by P.

Usage notes

When followed by the letter a, a dipthong representing the phoneme /o̯a/ is formed, as in foarte /'fo̯ar.te/

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