Translation of delta in Spanish:

delta

Pronunciation: /ˈdeltə/

n

  • 1 (letter) delta (feminine)
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    • Other symbols use in chemistry include the Greek letter delta to denote a change in energy levels and an arrow to indicate the direction a reaction proceeds in.
    • Casey guessed the next would be delta: phonetic alphabet
    • Apparently they don't teach you anything useful, just epsilons and deltas.
  • 2 [Geography/Geografía] delta (masculine)
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    • It and many other old zircons come from metamorphosed sediments deposited in river deltas some 3 billion years ago in what is now southwestern Australia.
    • Discriminating between deposits of tidally influenced deltas and tide-dominated coastal mud flats in the rock record is often difficult.
    • Innumerable lagoons, lakes, canals, estuaries and the deltas of 44 rivers make up the 900 km of backwater network of the State.

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