\ˈɛks], \ˈɛks], \ˈɛ_k_s]\
Definitions of X
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Noah Webster.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
Is the twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet. In the middle and at the end of words it has the sound of ks or qs. At the beginning of a word it has precisoly the sound of z. It is used as an initial only in a few words borrowed from the Greek. As a numeral, X stands for ten; when horizontal, for 1,000; a dash over it, for ten thousand. It is the symbol of the unknown quantity in algebra. As an abbreviation, X. stands for Christ, as in Xn., Christian.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
the twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, is borrowed, as to its form, from the Greek X, and is not found as an initial letter, with one exception, unless in words of Greek origin. It is called a consonant or compound consonantal sound, being at once guttural, palatal, and sibilant. At the end of words it has the sound of ks, as in wax; in the middle, the sound of ks, or sometimes of gz, as in axis, example. At the beginning of a words, x is pronounced as z.