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English Online Dictionary. What means x‎? What does x mean?

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter X):  Ẍẍ  Ẋẋ  ᶍ  Xx

The variable name comes from usage in Spain, as up to the 16th century ⟨x⟩ had the sound value /ʃ/ in Spanish, so was used to transcribe Arabic ش (š) used for the purpose of a variable as an abbreviation of شَيْء (šayʔ, thing). Its sound value in Spanish has since then become /x/, which explains the decision made in the circle of the International Phonetic Association to assign this character to the voiceless velar fricative. Compare English hickey (an object whose name is not recalled; bruise-like mark made during petting by pressing the mouth to the skin) for the development of the sense of a communicated kiss.

x

  1. (IPA) a voiceless velar fricative.
    (superscript ⟨ˣ⟩) [x]-fricated release, [x]-coloring, or a weak, fleeting or epenthetic [x] – see ⟨ˣ⟩.
  2. (mathematics) A name for an unknown variable.
  3. (mathematics) The first coordinate in Cartesian coordinates, representing horizontal position.
  4. Used as a placeholder for a digit or value that may vary.
  5. A kiss at the end of a letter, or similar missive.

In the mathematical senses, the term is conventionally rendered in italics, as in, “Solve the equation x 3 + x = a {displaystyle x^+x=a} for x {displaystyle x} .”

The multiplication sign is an arbitrary notation developed in the early 17th century.

x

  1. Alternative spelling of ×

Using x (in upper- or lower-case, italicized or not, and sometimes rotated 90 degrees) to indicate multiplication was common in 17th-century mathematical texts. Today, this usage is considered poor typography, but it is nevertheless common because computer keyboards lack a × key.

Originates in given multiples of the speeds specified in the original CD and DVD standards, then, by reason of the actual unit being without name but just implied by the multiplication sign, reinterpreted as or used as if a unit, considering also that data transfer speed is variable, so that now, bolstered by stylization of the sign in the marketing of manufacturers, either spelling, with the multiplication sign or with the ex borrowed from the iconic mathematical variable sign, seems correct.

x

  1. (computing) A unit of transfer rate of CD drives, equal to 150 KiB per second.
  2. (computing) A unit of transfer rate of DVD drives, equal 1.32 MiB per second.
  • “What is meant by the speed of a CD or DVD drive?”, in Indiana University: University Information Technology Services Knowledge Base[8], 2018 January 18
  • Optical disc drive on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • CD and DVD writing speed on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

x

  1. , the Roman numeral ten (10)
  • X, x, Ⅹ, VV, vv
  • Previous: ⅸ (nine, 9)
  • Next: ⅺ (eleven, 11)

Other representations of X:

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɛks/
Rhymes: -ɛks
  • (phoneme)
    • IPA(key): /ks/, /ɡz/, /kʃ/, /ɡʒ/
    • IPA(key): /z/, /ʃ/ (word-initially)

x (lower case, upper case X, plural xs or x's)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, called ex and written in the Latin script.
  2. Forming gender-neutral or otherwise more inclusive versions of words, especially Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
    alumnx, Chicanx (Xicanx), Filipinx, Latinx, Mx, mxn, Tejanx, womxn
  • -x (as in folx, punx)
  • (gender): @

x

  1. Alternative letter-case form of X (intersex or non-binary, in passports and identification documents)

x

  1. (sometimes humorous) An unknown or unspecified number of.

x

  1. (fandom slang) Used between the names of two characters to denote a ship, particularly in anime, manga, and video games.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:x.
  2. (music) Used in place of and in artist collaborations.
    Taska Black x DROELOE, Steve Aoki x Lauren Jauregui, etc.

Abbreviations.

x

  1. (stenoscript) the sound sequence /ɛks/ or /ks/.
  2. (stenoscript) the suffix or final sequence /iəs/ (-ious, -eous, -eus)
  3. (stenoscript) the suffix or final syllable /ʃəs/ (-tious, -cious, -xious)
  4. (stenoscript) the suffix or final syllable /ʃəl/ (-tial, -cial)
  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • -x
  • x-cat-ik

x

  1. The eighth letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, T t, S s, E e, C c, K k, X x, I i, D d, Q q, R r, F f, G g, O o, L l, M m, N n, U u, W w, H h, Y y

IPA(key): /d͡z/

x (upper case X, lower case x)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Albanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) shkronjë; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, Dh dh, E e, Ë ë, F f, G g, Gj gj, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, Ll ll, M m, N n, Nj nj, O o, P p, Q q, R r, Rr rr, S s, Sh sh, T t, Th th, U u, V v, X x, Xh xh, Y y, Z z, Zh zh
  • (Arvanitic) (Greek-script letters) Α α, Β β, Ƃ ƅ, Γ γ, Γϳ γϳ, Δ δ, D d, Ε ε, Ε̱ ε̱, Ζ ζ, Ζ̇ ζ̇, Θ θ, Ι ι, Ϳ ϳ, Κ κ, Κ̇ κ̇, Λ λ, ΛΛ λλ, Λ̇ λ̇, Μ μ, Ν ν, Ν̇ ν̇, Ο ο, Π π, Ρ ρ, Ρ̇ ρ̇, Σ σ, Σ̈ σ̈, Τ τ, Ȣ ȣ, Υ υ, Φ φ, Χ χ, Χ̇ χ̇, ΤΣ τσ, ΤΣ̈ τσ̈, , DΣ̈ dσ̈
  • IPA(key): /ʃe/

x (upper case X)

  1. A letter of the Asturian alphabet.
  • Historically, it represented /ks/, and /ʃ/ was represented by . In modern Asturian it always represents /ʃ/.
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /x/

x lower case (upper case X)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): /iʃa/, [i.ʃa]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ixa and written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ü ü), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): /ħ/ (/x/ is spelled ⟨kh⟩)

x (uppercase X)

  1. A letter of the Bilen Latin alphabet.

x

  1. (text messaging, Internet slang) per
  • IPA(key): /ʃ/

x (upper case X)

  1. A letter of the Mazahua alphabet.
  1. IPA(key): /x/

x (upper case X)

  1. A letter of the Comox alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • Rhymes: -ɪks
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɪks/

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Dutch alphabet.
  • Previous letter: w
  • Next letter: y

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. (replacement) The letter that represents a diacritic in the x-system, written after the letter in its non-diacriticked form; it is called ikso.
    ambaŭambaux

The Finnish orthography using the Latin script was based on those of Swedish, German and Latin, and was first used in the mid-16th century. No earlier script is known. See the Wikipedia article on Finnish for more information, and x for information on the development of the glyph itself.

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äks or eks and written in the Latin script.
  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords replaced with ks.
  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /iks/

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

x

  1. Romanization of 𐍇
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈks]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈiks]

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. A letter of the extended Hungarian alphabet, called iksz and written in the Latin script.
  • x-edik
  • x-edszer
  • x-lábú
  • x-szer
  • (Latin-script letters) betű; A a, Á á, B b, C c, Cs cs, D d, Dz dz, Dzs dzs, E e, É é, F f, G g, Gy gy, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, Ly ly, M m, N n, Ny ny, O o, Ó ó, Ö ö, Ő ő, P p, R r, S s, Sz sz, T t, Ty ty, U u, Ú ú, Ü ü, Ű ű, V v, Z z, Zs zs. Only in the extended alphabet: Q q W w X x Y y. Commonly used: ch. Also defined: à ë. In surnames (selection): ä aa cz ds eé eö ew oe oó th ts ÿ.
  • x in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • IPA(key): /xs/

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Icelandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) bókstafur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, É é, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, X x, Y y, Ý ý, Þ þ, Æ æ, Ö ö
  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /ks/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /kse/

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /s, ks/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ɛks/

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Indonesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) huruf; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

x

  1. (text messaging) Abbreviation of kali.

Unknown.

x

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of -nya.
  • ny

x f or m (invariable, lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Latin alphabet, called ics in Italian
  • The letter X is not considered part of the Italian alphabet. It is found mainly in loanwords, Latinisms, and Grecisms.

The multiplication sign × (which is visually similar to the letter x) is pronounced per in Italian.

x

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of per (for).
  • This convention is not only used for the preposition but also used within words such as, xké (perché), (però).
  • IPA(key): /x/

x (upper case X)

  1. A letter of the Kwak'wala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • More information at X.

x (lower case, upper case X) (eks)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

x

  1. (informal, text messaging, Internet slang) Abbreviation of tak (not).
  • tidak
  • xde (tidak ada, "does not have")
  • xpe (tidak apa, "what not")
  • IPA(key): /ʃ/
  • IPA(key): /ʒ/ (by assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)
  • In a handful of English borrowings, x represents /ʒ/ also in other positions (compare televixin).

x (upper case X)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) ittra; A a, B b, Ċ ċ, D d, E e, F f, Ġ ġ, G g,  , H h, Ħ ħ, I i, Ie ie, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Ż ż, Z z
  • IPA(key): /ʂ/

x (uppercase X)

  1. A letter of the Mam alphabet.
  1. IPA(key): /x/, /h/

x (upper case X)

  1. A letter of the Navajo alphabet, written in the Latin script.

The letter ⟨x⟩ is used for the phoneme /x/, but also for /h/ after the letter ⟨s⟩ and elsewhere that an ⟨h⟩ would be ambiguous.

  • Appendix:Navajo alphabet
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /eks/, /ɛks/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ks/, /s/

x

  1. The 24th letter of the Norwegian alphabet.
  • Only appears in loanwords from e.g. Latin.

Phoneme:

  • IPA(key): /ʃ/, /ks/, /s/, /z/, /ɡz/

Letter name:

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): /x/

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. (International Standard) The eleventh letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The twelfth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, X x, I i, J j, K k, Kh kh, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Ph ph, R r, S s, T t, Th th, U u, V v, Z z International Standard: (À à, Ä ä, Ǎ ǎ), Ć ć, Ćh ćh, (È è, Ë ë, Ě ě), (Ì ì, Ï ï, Ǐ ǐ), (Ò ò, Ö ö, Ǒ ǒ), Rr rr, Ś ś, (Ù ù, Ü ü, Ǔ ǔ), Ź ź, Ʒ ʒ, Q q, Ç ç, ϴ θ. Pan-Vlax: Č č, Čh čh, Dž dž, (Dź dź), Ř ř, Š š, (Ś ś), Ž ž, (Ź ź).
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018) “X, x”, in ニューエクスプレス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, →ISBN, page 13
  • IPA(key): /ks/, /ɡz/

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ics and written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, Ă ă,  â, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Πî, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Ș ș, T t, Ț ț, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): /ħ/

x (upper case X)

  1. The fifth letter of the Somali alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • IPA(key): (phoneme) /ks/, /s/, /x/
  • IPA(key): (letter name) /ˈekis/ [ˈe.kis]
    • Rhymes: -ekis
  • IPA(key): (gender-neutral) /e/ [e]
    • Rhymes: -e

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. the 25th letter of the Spanish alphabet
  2. (uncommon) forms gender-neutral versions of words by replacing both the masculine o and feminine a
    chicano/chicana → ‎chicanx
    ellos/ellas → ‎ellxs
    latino/latina → ‎latinx
    los/las → ‎lxs
  • @

x

  1. (text messaging, Internet slang) por

Borrowed from Spanish x. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English x.
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish x.
  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔeks/ [ˈʔɛks] (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -eks
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔekis/ [ˈʔɛː.xɪs] (letter name, Abecedario)
      • Rhymes: -ekis
    • IPA(key): /ks/ [ks] (phoneme)
    • IPA(key): /h/ [h] (phoneme, some Spanish loanwords)

x (lower case, upper case X, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜃ᜔ᜐ᜔)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Filipino alphabet), called eks and written in the Latin script.
  • This letter is mostly used only in proper nouns, unadapted loanwords, or Spanish-based spellings.
  • (Latin-script letters) titik; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, Ng ng, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

x (lower case, upper case X, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜃᜒᜐ᜔)

  1. (historical) The twenty-sixth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abecedario), called equis or ekis and written in the Latin script.
  • “x”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • xef

From ixf (head) by means of grammaticalization.

x (Tifinagh spelling )

  1. location marker
    1. indicates location on top of something: on, on top of

x (lower case, upper case X)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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