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k British & World English

(In units of measurement) kilo-

K1 British & World English

The eleventh letter of the alphabet

K2 British & World English

Cambodia (international vehicle registration)

Boltzmann's constant British & World English

The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro’s constant, equal to 1.381 × 10−23 joules per kelvin in the case where the number of molecules is equal to Avogadro’s number

k in Boltzmann's constant British & World English

The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro’s constant, equal to 1.381 × 10−23 joules per kelvin in the case where the number of molecules is equal to Avogadro’s number

k in K1 British & World English

The eleventh letter of the alphabet

kelvin British & World English

The SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature, equal in magnitude to the degree Celsius

K in kelvin British & World English

The SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature, equal in magnitude to the degree Celsius

potassium British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 19, a soft silvery-white reactive metal of the alkali-metal group

K in potassium British & World English

The chemical element of atomic number 19, a soft silvery-white reactive metal of the alkali-metal group

K-pop British & World English

Korean pop music

K-meson British & World English

Another term for kaon.

K of C British & World English

Knights of Columbus

K of P British & World English

Knights of Pythias

vitamin K British & World English

Any of a group of vitamins found mainly in green leaves and essential for the blood-clotting process. They include phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and menaquinone (vitamin K2)

K/T boundary British & World English

Short for Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary.

Narayan, R. K. British & World English

(1906–2001), Indian novelist and short-story writer; full name Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan. His best-known novels are set in an imaginary small Indian town, and portray its inhabitants in an affectionate yet ironic manner; they include Swami and Friends (1935) and The Man-Eater of Malgudi (1961)

Rowling, J. K. British & World English

(B.1965), English novelist; full name Joanne Kathleen Rowling. She created the highly successful Harry Potter children’s books, the first volume of which, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published in 1997

Chesterton, G. K. British & World English

(1874–1936), English essayist, novelist, and critic; full name Gilbert Keith Chesterton. His novels include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) and a series of detective stories featuring Father Brown, a priest with a talent for crime detection

Jerome, Jerome K. British & World English

(1859–1927), English novelist and dramatist; full name Jerome Klapka Jerome. He is chiefly remembered for his humorous novel Three Men in a Boat (1889)

Narayanan, K. R. British & World English

(1920–2005), Indian statesman, President 1997–2002; full name Kocheril Raman Narayanan. A member of the Congress party, Narayanan served as Vice President 1992-7

K's in K1 British & World English

The eleventh letter of the alphabet

prekindergarten British & World English

Day care with some educational content for children younger than five, provided by elementary schools or preschools

pre-K in prekindergarten British & World English

Day care with some educational content for children younger than five, provided by elementary schools or preschools

acesulfame British & World English

A white crystalline compound used as a low-calorie artificial sweetener, typically in the form of a potassium salt (acesulfame-K)

Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary British & World English

The division between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, about 65 million years ago

K/T boundary in Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary British & World English

The division between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods, about 65 million years ago

K. leche in lechwe British & World English

A rough-coated grazing antelope with pointed hoofs and long horns, found in swampy grassland in southern Africa and Sudan

Confucius British & World English

(551–479 bc), Chinese philosopher; Latinized name of Kongfuze (K’ung Fu-tzu) ‘Kong the master’. His ideas about the importance of practical moral values, collected by his disciples in the Analects, formed the basis of the philosophy of Confucianism

Galbraith, John Kenneth British & World English

(1908–2006), Canadian-born American economist. He was well known for his criticism of consumerism and of the power of large multinational corporations

acesulfame-K in acesulfame British & World English

A white crystalline compound used as a low-calorie artificial sweetener, typically in the form of a potassium salt (acesulfame-K)

K’ung Fu-tzu in Confucius British & World English

(551–479 bc), Chinese philosopher; Latinized name of Kongfuze (K’ung Fu-tzu) ‘Kong the master’. His ideas about the importance of practical moral values, collected by his disciples in the Analects, formed the basis of the philosophy of Confucianism