Main meanings of k in English

: k1K2K3

k1

Pronunciation /keɪ/

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abbreviation

  • 1in combination (in units of measurement) kilo-

    • ‘a distance of 700 kpc’
  • 2

    see K (abbreviation)

  • 1A constant in a formula or equation.

  • 2Chemistry
    Boltzmann's constant.

Main meanings of K in English

: k1K2K3

K2

Pronunciation /keɪ/

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nounplural noun Ks, plural noun K's

(also k)
  • 1The eleventh letter of the alphabet.

    thousand dollars, thousand pounds
    1. 1.1Denoting the next after J in a set of items, categories, etc.

Main meanings of K in English

: k1K2K3

K3

Pronunciation /keɪ/

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abbreviation

  • 1Cambodia (international vehicle registration).

    Origin

    From Kampuchea.

  • 2Kelvin(s).

  • 3Computing
    Kilobyte(s)

    • ‘it uses only 10K of RAM’
  • 4Kilometre(s)

    • ‘a 10K fun run’
  • 5 informal OK.

    • ‘K, I'm back’
  • 6North American Kindergarten.

    • ‘school districts may hire uncertified pre-K teachers’
  • 7King (used especially in describing play in card games and recording moves in chess)

    ‘declarer overruffed with ♦K and led another spade’
    • ‘18.Ke2’
  • 8Knit (as an instruction in knitting patterns)

    • ‘K 42 rows’
  • 9Köchel (catalogue of Mozart's works)

    • ‘the Sinfonia Concertante, K364’
  • 10

    (also k)
    informal Thousand (used chiefly in expressing salaries or other sums of money)

    • ‘he earns about £50K a year’

    Origin

    From kilo-‘thousand’.

  • The chemical element potassium.

    Origin

    From modern Latin kalium.