meaning of d

1. A kind of slide valve. See Slide valve, under Slide.
The fourth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. The English letter is from Latin, which is from Greek, which took it from Ph/nician, the probable ultimate origin being Egyptian. It is related most nearly to t and th; as, Eng. deep, G. tief; Eng. daughter, G. tochter, Gr. qyga`thr, Skr. duhitr. See Guide to Pronunciation, Ã178, 179, 229.
The nominal of the second tone in the model major scale (that in C), or of the fourth tone in the relative minor scale of C (that in A minor), or of the key tone in the relative minor of F.
As a numeral D stands for 500. in this use it is not the initial of any word, or even strictly a letter, but one half of the sign / (or / ) the original Tuscan numeral for 1000.
D 1. "The Data Language. " MS-DOS 4GL. 2. A Haskell-like language, with type classes. E-mail: syr. edu>. DAA Distributed Application Architecture: under design by Hewlett-Packard and Sun. A distributed object management environment that will allow applications to be developed independent of operating system, network or windowing system. DAC Digital to Analog Converter DACAPO Broad-range hardware specification language. "Mixed Level Modelling and Simulation of VLSI Systems", F. J. Rammig in Logic Design and Simulation, E. Horbst ed, N-H 1986. DACNOS A prototype network operating system for multi-vendor environments, from IBM European Networking Centre Heidelberg and University of Karlsruhe.
the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet

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