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k US English

Karat

K1 US English

The eleventh letter of the alphabet

K2 US English

Kelvin(s)

K New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

11th letter of the alphabet

k New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

a constant in a formula or equation, especially k Boltzmann's constant

Boltzmann's constant US English

The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro’s number, 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 US English

The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro’s number, 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 US English

The eleventh letter of the alphabet

k in K2 US English

Thousand (used chiefly in expressing salaries or other sums of money)

kelvin US English

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

K in kelvin US English

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

potassium US English

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

K in potassium US English

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

kilo- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

factor of 1,000, or 1,024 in computing

Köchel number New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

number in the complete catalogue of Mozart's works compiled by L. von Köchel

potassium New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 19

K in king New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in titles (King Henry) and often the King, but king of the Visigoths; style is King Edward VI or King Edward the Sixth, not the VI or VIth; chess abbreviation K

K-pop US English

Korean pop music

K-meson US English

Another term for kaon.

K of C US English

Knights of Columbus

K of P US English

Knights of Pythias

Josef K New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

character in The Trial (1925) by Franz Kafka

vitamin K US English

Any of a group of vitamins found mainly in green leaves and essential for the blood-clotting process. They include phylloquinone (vitamin K1), menaquinone (vitamin K2), and menadione (vitamin K3)

K/T boundary US English

Short for Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary.

Narayan, R. K. US English

(1906–2001), Indian novelist and short-story writer; full name Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Narayan. Many of his novels are set in Malgudi, an imaginary small Indian town. Notable works: Swami and Friends (1935), The Man-Eater of Malgudi (1961), and The Painter of Signs (1977)

Rowling, J. K. US English

(1965-), British writer; full name Joanne Kathleen Rowling. Her series of children’s books featuring the character Harry Potter began with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1998)

Chesterton, G. K. US 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. US 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. US 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 US English

The eleventh letter of the alphabet

Halliday, M. A. K. US English

(1925-), English linguist; full name Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday

prekindergarten US English

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

pre-K in prekindergarten US English

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

acesulfame US 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 US English

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

K/T boundary in Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary US English

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

K. leche in lechwe US English

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


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