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Princeton's WordNet

  1. the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

  2. 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

  3. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  4. a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes

  5. a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes

  6. the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet

  7. street names for ketamine

  8. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units


  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet.

  2. See K

  3. A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).

  4. (Also spelled 'kay.)

  5. kilometre or kilometres.

    We drove 15 ks before we realised Billy wasn't in the back seat.

  6. thousand or thousands.

    Just about 65 k of Jack's full salaray comes from servicing the Baker account.

  7. The SI measurement value of 1,000

  8. A contract.


  1. K is the eleventh letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet. Its name in English is kay (pronounced ), plural kays. The letter K usually represents the voiceless velar plosive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Phoenician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see)


  1. K is the eleventh letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. [from kilo-] A kilobyte. Used both as a spoken word and a written suffix (like meg and gig for megabyte and gigabyte). See quantifiers.

  2. [rare; poss fr. kilo- prefix] Extremely. Rare among hackers, but quite common among crackers and warez d00dz in compounds such as k-kool /K´kool´/, k-rad /K´rad´/, and k-awesome /K´aw`sm/. Also used to intensify negatives; thus, k-evil, k-lame, k-screwed, and k-annoying. Overuse of this prefix, or use in more formal or technical contexts, is considered an indicator of lamer status.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. The symbol for electrostatic capacity.

Editors Contribution

  1. K = 1,000 from s1.

    Submitted by on December 11, 2019  

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  1. The numerical value of k in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. The numerical value of k in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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