Main definitions of i in English

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i1

Pronunciation /ī/ /aɪ/

Mathematics
  • "i"The imaginary quantity equal to the square root of minus one.

Pronunciation

i

/ī/ /aɪ/

Main definitions of I in English

: i1I2I3I4

I2

(also i)

Pronunciation /ī/ /aɪ/

nounIs, I's

  • 1The ninth letter of the alphabet.

    ‘The letter i is made up of a single minim, with or without a dot above it.’
    ‘However, because of the Latin contributions to English, the letter "i" does not always comply.’
    1. 1.1Denoting the next after H in a set of items, categories, etc.
  • 2The Roman numeral for one.

    ‘Only assets included in Section I that are pledged should be reported here.’

Pronunciation

I

/ī/ /aɪ/

Main definitions of I in English

: i1I2I3I4

I3

Pronunciation /ī/ /aɪ/

pronoun

first person singular
  • Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself.

    ‘accept me for what I am’
    • ‘If this was for real it would go down as the strangest mobile phone design that I have ever seen.’
    • ‘Anyway, here is the list of movies I watched.’

noun

Philosophy
  • the I(in metaphysics) the subject or object of self-consciousness; the ego.

    ego, I, oneself, persona, person, identity, character, personality, psyche, soul, spirit, mind, intellect, inner man, inner person, inner woman, inner self, one's innermost feelings, one's heart of hearts

Usage

On whether it is correct to say between you and I or between you and me, see
between
and
personal pronoun
. On whether it is correct to say Rachel and I went to Paris or Rachel and me went to Paris, see
personal pronoun

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ik and German ich, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ego and Greek egō.

Pronunciation

I

/ī/ /aɪ/

Main definitions of I in English

: i1I2I3I4

I4

Pronunciation /ī/ /aɪ/

abbreviation

  • 1Independent.

  • 2(preceding a highway number) Interstate.

  • 3"I."Island(s) or Isle(s) (chiefly on maps).

  • 1Electric current.

    ‘V = I/R’
  • 2The chemical element iodine.

Pronunciation

I

/ī/ /aɪ/