Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

k1

  • 1in combination (in units of measurement) kilo-

    ‘a distance of 700 kpc’
  • 2

    see K (abbreviation)

  • 1A constant in a formula or equation.

  • 2Chemistry
    Boltzmann's constant.

Pronunciation

k

/keɪ/

Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

K2

  • 1Cambodia (international vehicle registration).

  • 2Kelvin(s).

  • 3Computing
    Kilobyte(s)

    ‘it uses only 10K of RAM’
  • 4Kilometre(s)

    ‘a 10K fun run’
  • 5informal OK.

    ‘K, I'm back’
  • 6North American Kindergarten.

    ‘school districts may hire uncertified pre-K teachers’
  • 7King (used especially in describing play in card games and recording moves in chess)

    ‘declarer overruffed with ♦K and led another spade’
    ‘18.Ke2’
  • 8Knit (as an instruction in knitting patterns)

    ‘K 42 rows’
  • 9Köchel (catalogue of Mozart's works)

    ‘the Sinfonia Concertante, K364’
  • 10informal Thousand (used chiefly in expressing salaries or other sums of money)

    ‘he earns about £50K a year’

  • The chemical element potassium.

Pronunciation

K

/keɪ/

Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

K3

(also k)

noun

  • 1The eleventh letter of the alphabet.

    thousand dollars, thousand pounds
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 Denoting the next after J in a set of items, categories, etc.

Pronunciation

K

/keɪ/