Main definitions of i in English

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I1

(also i)

noun

  • 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. 1.1 Denoting 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

/ʌɪ/

Main definitions of i in English

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I2

pronoun

  • 1[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.’
    1. 1.1West Indian Me:
      ‘Junior tell I is the army him a'work for’
    2. 1.2West Indian (especially among Rastafarians) used in reference to oneself or to people in general:
      ‘I and I must submit to and follow Jah’
      • ‘The information I-man retrieved is not from one book, but many.’
      • ‘These turbans or crowns are a form of anciency representing the royalty of I and I Rastafari people from ancient times until this time.’

noun

Philosophy
  • (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
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Usage

Why is it incorrect to say between you and I (rather than between you and me)? Why is it also wrong to say John and me went to the shops (instead of John and I went to the shops)? Should you say she's much better than me or she's much better than I? For a discussion of such questions, see between and 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

/ʌɪ/

Main definitions of i in English

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I3

  • 1Island(s) or Isle(s) (chiefly on maps).

  • 2Italy (international vehicle registration).

  • 1Electric current:

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

Pronunciation:

I

/ʌɪ/

Main definitions of i in English

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i

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

    Compare with j

Pronunciation:

i

/ʌɪ/