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Translingual

Symbol

U

  1. (chemistry) Symbol for uranium.
  2. (genetics) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for uracil

English

Pronunciation

Letter

U (uppercase, lowercase u)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the English alphabet, preceded by T and followed by V.

Derived terms

Noun

Singular
U

Plural
U's

U (U's)
  1. The twenty-first letter of the English alphabet.

Abbreviation

U

  1. (British film certificate) Universal - suitable for all ages
  2. Under
  3. University
  4. Up, Upper

Adjective

U

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.

Antonyms

Quotations

  • [1956], Alan S.C. Ross, “U and non-U,” in Brewer’s Anthology of England and the English, David Milsted [1]
    To TAKE a bath is non-U against U to HAVE one’s bath.
  • 1956, Nancy Mitford, Noblesse Oblige: an Inquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy
    In a treatise that still causes ripples in English society, Mitford defined various terms as either U (upper class) or non-U.
  • 1992, Stephan Gramley, Survey of Modern English [2]
    Other, perhaps more contentious generalizations, which nevertheless contain a certain amount of truth, are that afternoon tea is U, starts at four and typically consists of tea, thin sandwiches and cakes.
  • 1992, Linda Rosenkrantz, Beyond Charles and Diana [3]

Dutch

Pronoun

U (personal & reflexive pronoun, capitalized form of u)

  1. Second-person singular & plural, objective & subjective: you (polite).

Usage notes

See usage notes at u.

Latin

In Latin, the letter U is a modern typographical convention for the vowel form of V. The letter V in ancient times denoted either a vowel or a consonant, see V for more information.

Pronunciation

  • Classical: IPA: short /u/, long /u:/

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

U (capital, lowercase u)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /u/. Preceded by Ţ and followed by V.

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