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. 1.1Denoting 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

/ī/

Main definitions of I in English

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I2

pronoun

  • [first person singular] Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself.

    ‘accept me for what I am’
    me
    and → myself
    • ‘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.’

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

On whether it is correct to say between you and I or between you and me, see between and personal pronoun. On whether it is correct to say Rachel and I went to Paris or Rachel and me went to Paris, see 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

/ī/

Main definitions of I in English

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I3

  • 1Independent.

  • 2(preceding a highway number) Interstate.

  • 3Island(s) or Isle(s) (chiefly on maps)

  • 1Electric current.

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

Pronunciation:

I

/ī/

Main definitions of I in English

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I

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

    Compare with j

Pronunciation:

I

/ī/