K

Definitions

  • A woman and her backwards umbrella form a letter K
    A woman and her backwards umbrella form a letter K
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj k denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
    • n K street names for ketamine
    • n K the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n k the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n K a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
    • n K a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
    • n K the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    • n K the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    • n K a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When Sony introduced the walkman, it had a variety of different names in different countries. It was called "Soundabout" in the U.S., "Stowaway" in the U.K., and "Freestyle" in Australia
    • k The eleventh letter and eighth consonant of the English alphabet; the eleventh character also of the Phenician alphabet, from which it has come to us through the Latin and Greek. The comparative scheme of forms, Phenician with its descendants and its claimed originals (see A), is as follows : K was little used in classical Latin, its office having been transferred to C (as is explained under C); hence it is not common in most alphabets derived from the Latin, as Italian and French. It was scarcely used in Anglo-Saxon, the k-sound being regularly represented by c, of which k was only an occasional variant; but it became common in early-Middle English, from the thirteenth century, and gained rapidly in frequency, being needed to represent the k-sound where the c would be ambiguous, owing to the assibilation of c before certain vowels. (See C, ch.) It is now the regular symbol for the sound it denotes in all the Teutonic languages, except English. In the modern English spelling of words of Anglo-Saxon, Romance, or Latin origin it occurs for this sound before e and i, c being used before other vowels and before consonants. In foreign words not of Romance or Latin origin k is the usual initial symbol for the sound. Medially and finally, the sound is denoted in English by ck, as in back, bicker, etc. K has no variety of pronunciation in English, being everywhere the surd or breathed correspondent to the sonant or voiced g (hard). It is called a guttural, or, better, a back-palatal, being the audible result of a breach of contact between the upper surface of the back part of the tongue and the opposite surface of the palate; it is related to g (hard) and ng as t is related to d and n, and p to b and masculine It is, however, now silent before n, in words like knife, knight; and, while itself no longer doubled in English words, it is used with c as a substitute for double c or double k, as in sick, suck. In words belonging to the Teutonic part of our language, the k-sound represents to a large extent a more original g-sound, as in kin, answering to Latin genus), Greek γένος (Sanskrit jana). Owing to the variable English transliteration of Oriental words (Arabic, Hebrew, Hindustani, Persian, Turkish, etc.), k (or c) may represent any one of several different kinds of k-sounds, more precisely represented (as in the etymologies of this dictionary) by k, kh, q, gh, h, etc. Such words are preferably entered under the form nearest the original; but usage is too arbitrary and various to be brought under any rule.
    • k In chem., the symbol for potassium (NL. kalium).
    • k As an abbreviation: [lowercase] In meteorology, of cumulus (c being used for cirrus).
    • k Of king, knight, etc.: as, K. G., Knight of the Garter.
    • k Of.
    • k In math., k is generally a constant coefficient. It is also a unit vector perpendicular to i and j.
    • k As a numeral in medieval use, 250.
    • k As an abbreviation: In electricity, of kathode (cathode, which see) and kathodic (cathodic).
    • k In mathematics: The Lemoine point in geometry.
    • k In mineralogy, the middle letter of the general symbol hkl, given to the face of a crystal in the system of Miller. See symbol, 7.
    • k In phys.: The symbol usually employed for moment of inertia. The letter K is used by some writers as a symbol of electrostatic capacity, but C is now almost universally adopted for this quantity.
    • k A symbol usually employed to designate magnetic susceptibility.
    • k A symbol for absolute temperature.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is a.k.a 'the poor man's weatherglass'
    • K the eleventh letter in our alphabet, its sound that of the sharp guttural mute, formed by raising the tongue to the back of the palate: (chem.) the symbol for potassium: (math.) generally a constant coefficient: also a unit vector perpendicular to i and j: as a medieval numeral, 250.
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Quotations

  • R. W. ''Tiny'' Rowland
    R. W. ''Tiny'' Rowland
    “Europe and the U.K. are yesterday's world. Tomorrow is in the United States.”
  • J. P. Mcevoy
    J. P. Mcevoy
    “Life is just a dirty four-letter word: W-O-R-K.”

Usage

In literature:

J. K. Paine's First Symphony produced by Theodore Thomas, in Boston.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
E. (K.) on Friday at sea, 330.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
A. Rondthaler of the Normal Park Presbyterian Church; Dr. Austin K. de Blois of the First Baptist Church, and the Rev.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
J. K. was hunting for something too.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
K. Total of the Whole.
"The History of the First West India Regiment" by A. B. Ellis
Letters were read from ex-Governor Bates and Sherman K. Whipple, Republican and Democratic leaders.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Annie K.'s (Case 5) stupor commenced at home.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
From K on, mark off distances like I K along this side of the mat until the last point is reached.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
F. T. M. SIR FRANK THOMAS MARZIALS, K.C.B.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 1" by Various
Well, that may be; but I first suggested it a year ago, and before either Mr. K. or Judge Campbell were in office.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
When I left the train at Pasadena I saw what I took to be a procession of the K. K. K. It proved to be citizens in flu masks.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
When that's over, I'll break it gently to you (and you must be mum) that the K. O. is disciplining you simply to keep his face.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
K-K sq P-B7 (ch) 8.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The Poetical Works of J. K. London, 1840, 8vo.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
In the half hour's run we had in the electric tram, I learned a great deal about Mr. K. B. Horsfal.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
If l be the length of a simple pendulum that oscillates in the same time, then lh = k'^2 = h^2 + k^2.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
O. K. blanks, O. K. blanks.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
B, urohyal, based on K. U. no.
"A New Genus of Pennsylvania Fish (Crossoperygii, Coelacanthiformes) from Kansas" by Joan Echols
Djishtangading: K, M, Go, Gi 13 9 11.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
In the meanwhile K. and I had been trying to collect information and had been sounding a few other officers.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
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In poetry:

Zoo, then, I'd sooner beär my peärt,
Ov all the trials vo'k do rue,
Than have a deadness o' the heart,
Wi' nothèn mwore to veel or do.
"Thissledown" by William Barnes
Why thus destroy our noblest men,
To thee we cry, O azure Heaven!
To save K'een-foo from death, we would
A hundred lives have freely given.
"Lament For Three Brothers" by Confucius
"Full a hundred years are gone
Since the little beacon shone
From a Venice balcony:
There, on summer nights, it hung,
And her Lovers came and sung
To their beautiful K E.
"Mrs. Katherine’s Lantern" by William Makepeace Thackeray
O wild-reävèn winds I do wish I could vlee
Wi' you, lik' a bird o' the clouds, up above
The ridge o' the hill an' the top o' the tree,
To where I do long vor, an' vo'k I do love.
"Jenny Out Vrom Hwome" by William Barnes
Ah! we won't look to that; we'll have our right,--
If not by feäir meäns, then we wull by might.
We'll meäke times better vor us; we'll be free
Ov other vo'k an' others' charity.
"Eclogue:--The Times" by William Barnes
Aye; I do mind woone winter 'twer a-zaid
The farmer's vo'k could hardly sleep a-bed,
They heärd at night such scuffèns an' such jumpèns,
Such ugly naïses an' such rottlèn thumpèns.
"Eclogue:--A Ghost" by William Barnes

In news:

I have a few favorites, including the Eve Dallas series by JD Robb, and the Anita Blake books by Laurel K Hamilton.
Boreal toads K – 11/1.
Rajarshi Roy, Mukesh Kumar, Navin K Sharma, Shamik Sural, " Bottom-Up Construction of Bluetooth Topology under a Traffic-Aware Scheduling Scheme," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol 6, no.
The K was introduced twice into the system, only to bow out.
Bowl Sh_t - 14, The Best - 11, S&K - 10, Whoop A** - 8, Cursed - 7, Looney Tunes - 6, Mix Ups - 6, Men's High Series.
Saturday Sept 30th SUNDAY HAYWIRE LEAGUE: Bowl Sh_t - 14, The Best - 11, S&K - 10, Whoop A** - 8, Cursed - 7, Looney Tunes - 6, Mix Ups - 6, Men's.
You may have wondered why most radio and TV stations have their call letters begin with a W or a K. It's because those letters were assigned to American airwaves by an international convention held in London in 1912.
( Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth K Lam / November 16, 2012 ).
Make a deep side part and section off to start a reverse French braid (a.k.a.
West Brandywine eliminates K-9 police.
Join us at 8 am on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd for the 3rd Annual Brazos Running Company Turkey Trot 5-K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Run.
There will be a 5-K race on the streets through the College Hills neighborhood, and a 1-mile family fun run.
Tight end Griffin McLain, a.k.a.
Weekend of Williams, Britten , Bartók.
Shin Thompson (Bonsoiree) The Challenger: B.K.
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In science:

Iteratively all equations (10) can be reversed, X = X [φ, Φ, ¯Φ, K, L, ¯L, k , ¯k], j = j [φ, Φ, ¯Φ, K, L, ¯L, k , ¯k ], ¯j = ¯j [φ, Φ, ¯Φ, K, L, ¯L, k , ¯k ], and the effective action is defined in terms of new variables, Γ = Γ[φ, Φ, ¯Φ, K, L, ¯L, k , ¯k].
The solution to Slavnov--Taylor identities in a general four dimensional supersymmetric theory
In order to get real non-negative numbers from probabilities, we take P to have a square norm k k: P → R0,+ satisfying k p q k=k p k k q k for p, q ∈ P .
Physics with exotic probability theory
Since D(L|K ) ⊆ D(L′ |K ), we obtain for the densities of these sets the inequality δ(D(L|K )) ≤ δ(D(L′ |K )), and so, by ˇCebotarev’s density theorem, [L′ : K ] = δ(D(L′ |K ))−1 ≤ δ(D(L|K ))−1 = [L : K ].
On Cebotarev sets
From (10.7.8), (10.7.9) and (10.6.4) it easily follows that the local groups G(K ′q(ℓ)|K ′q) of the maximal ℓ-extension K ′q(ℓ) of K ′q, q ∈ S \S∞ , are contained in G(K ′S (ℓ)|K ′ ) (if the group G(K ′S (ℓ)|K ′ ) would be degenerated, then its Zℓ -rank has to be equal to the number of complex places of K ′ plus 1).
On Cebotarev sets
Let finally ˜∆(n, K ) = ˜M −1 T ∆(n, K ) be the discretized version of ˜K and similarly ∆′ (n, K ) = ˜M −1 T ∆(n, MT K ′ ) that of K ′ ; by construction ˜∆(n, K ) ⊂ ∆′ (n, K ) are finite sets with OK (n3δ ) elements, and φT is identically zero over ∆′ (n, K )\ ˜∆(n, K ).
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
Since [k ′ : k ] = [k ′ : k0 ][k0 : k ], we conclude that [k ′ : k ] = [k ′ : k0 ] coincides with the order of χ(G) and therefore divides the order of Aut(k ′ /k).
Very simple representations: variations on a theme of Clifford
D ; or xj k = wj k (αj k + iβj k ), where wj k ∈ C is a constant with |wj k | ≤ 1, and αj k , βj k are independent real random variables each supported in intervals of length at most D ; and that xj k = xj k for k < j .
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
It is clear that the next typical step is to show that H k−i+1(∆N ,k−i+1) → H k−i+1(∆n,k−i+1) is an epimorphism iff H k−i(∆N ,k−i ) → H k−i(∆n,k−i) is.
Invariants of mixed representations of quivers II : defining relations and applications
Then w ∈ C ξ (Ω, L(Λ(K(α)m), Y )) is the differential form, since the space (K(α)m)∗ of K-linear functionals on K(α)m is the space isomorphic with K(α)m due to discretness of ΓK , where L(Λ(K(α)m), Y ) is the Banach space of K-linear operators from Λ(K(α)m) into Y .
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
U (ǫ)) ∩ [(K ⊕ αK)m × supp(ν )] = ((∂Ω) × Ω) ∪ (Ω × ∂Ω) − ∂U (ǫ)) ∩ [(K ⊕ αK)m × supp(ν )], where U (ǫ) := {(ζ , z) ∈ (K ⊕ αK)m × (K ⊕ αK)m : |ζ − z | < ǫ}, 0 < ǫ < ǫ0 , 0 < ǫ0 < ∞ is fixed.
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
K ⊕ αK)m) = ∂U (ǫ), where T (ζ , z) := (z + ζ , z), T : (K ⊕ αK)m × (K ⊕ αK)m → (K ⊕ αK)2m .
Line antiderivations over local fields and their applications
Define γ1 : ∆ → T (B ) by γ1 (Pi,k αi,k ti,k ) = Pi,k αi,k τi,k for αi,k ≥ 0 and Pi,k αi,k = 1.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
The N− , Σ× and Σ2 transitions imply that k(x) changes according to the rules k → 2 − k , k → −k and k → (k + 3)/(k − 1), respectively.
Asymptotic silence of generic cosmological singularities
For all ω ∈ Ω+ , K ≥ 0, and B as above we have by the strong Markov property P0,ω -a.s. P0,ω [(ξk )k≥K ∈ B | FTK ] = PK,ψ(ω ,HTK ) [(ξk )k≥K ∈ B ] = P0,θK (ψ(ω ,HTK )) [(ξk )k≥0 ∈ B ] .
Multi-excited random walks on integers
PE , is achieved when the detection operators are chosen in such a way that the equations hφk |Π1 |φk i = 1 and hφk |Π2 |φk i = 0 are fulfilled for eigenstates belonging to negative eigenvalues, while eigenstates corresponding to positive eigenvalues obey the equations hφk |Π1 |φk i = 0 and hφk |Π2 |φk i = 1.
Distinguishing mixed quantum states: Minimum-error discrimination versus optimum unambiguous discrimination
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