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r 1

Syllabification: r

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2(Giving position or direction) right: l to r: Evan, Nick, and David
3 Law Rule: under r 7.4 (6) the court may hear an application immediately

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1Radius: 2πr

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R 2 Syllabification: R
(also r)

noun (plural Rs or R's)

1The eighteenth letter of the alphabet.
1.1Denoting the next after Q in a set of items, categories, etc.

Phrases

the R months

1
The months with R in their names (September to April), considered to be the season for eating oysters.

the three Rs

2
Reading, writing, and arithmetic, regarded as the fundamentals of learning.
Example sentences
  • An annual poll of headteachers shows that increasing numbers of them think the policies being used to improve pupils' grasp of the three Rs in primary schools are working.
  • Perhaps society would be better off if its schools stuck to the three Rs and did a solid job in domains where they enjoy both competence and wide public support.
  • Researchers identified a steady rise in time spent on the three Rs by juniors in England over the six years to 2002.

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R 3 Syllabification: R

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1Rand: a farm worth nearly R1,3-million
2Réaumur: 198.6 °R
3Regina or Rex: Elizabeth R
4 (also ®) Registered as a trademark.
5(In the US) Republican: congressman Henry Hyde (R-Illinois)
6North American Restricted, a rating in the Voluntary Movie Rating System that children under 17 require an accompanying parent or adult guardian for admission.
8 (R.) River (chiefly on maps): R. Cherwell
10Rook (in recording moves in chess): 21.Rh4

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1 Chemistry An unspecified alkyl or other organic radical or group.
[Abbreviation of radical]
2Electrical resistance.
3 Chemistry The gas constant.

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