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Meaning of T

Pronunciation:  tee, tee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells; "thyroxine is 65% iodine"
  2. [n]  thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
  3. [n]  the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
  4. [n]  a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
  5. [n]  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)

T is a 1 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: deoxythymidine monophosphate, liothyronine, metric ton, MT, tetraiodothyronine, thyroxin, thyroxine, tonne, triiodothyronine
 See Also: alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet, metric weight unit, nucleotide, quintal, Roman alphabet, thyroid hormone, weight unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\T\ (t[=e]),
the twentieth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal
consonant. With the letter h it forms the digraph th, which
has two distinct sounds, as in thin, then. See Guide to
Pronunciation, [sect][sect]262-264, and also [sect][sect]153,
156, 169, 172, 176, 178-180. The letter derives its name and
form from the Latin, the form of the Latin letter being
further derived through the Greek from the Ph[oe]nician. The
ultimate origin is probably Egyptian. It is etymologically
most nearly related to d, s, th; as in tug, duke; two, dual,
L. duo; resin, L. resina, Gr. "rhti`nh, tent, tense, a.,
tenuous, thin; nostril, thrill. See {D}, {S}.

{T bandage} (Surg.), a bandage shaped like the letter T, and
   used principally for application to the groin, or

{T cart}, a kind of fashionable two seated wagon for pleasure

{T iron}.
(a) A rod with a short crosspiece at the end, -- used as a
(b) Iron in bars, having a cross section formed like the
    letter T, -- used in structures.

{T rail}, a kind of rail for railroad tracks, having no
   flange at the bottom so that a section resembles the
   letter T.

{T square}, a ruler having a crosspiece or head at one end,
   for the purpose of making parallel lines; -- so called
   from its shape. It is laid on a drawing board and guided
   by the crosspiece, which is pressed against the straight
   edge of the board. Sometimes the head is arranged to be
   set at different angles.

{To a T}, exactly, perfectly; as, to suit to a T. [Colloq.]

Computing Dictionary

1. True. A lisp compiler by Johnathan A. Rees in 1982 at yale university. T has static scope and is a near-superset of scheme. unix source is available. T is written in itself and compiles to efficient native code. Used as the basis for the Yale haskell system. Maintained by David Kranz <kranz@masala.lcs.mit.edu>.

Current version: 3.1.

A multiprocessing version of T is available .

Runs on decstation, sparc, sun-3, vax under unix, encore, hp, apollo, macintosh under a/ux.

E-mail: <t3-bugs@cs.yale.edu> (bugs). E-mail: <t-project@cs.yale.edu>.

["The T Manual", Johnathan A. Rees <jar@zurich.ai.mit.edu> et al, Yale U, 1984].

2. A functional language.

["T: A Simple Reduction Language Based on Combinatory Term Rewriting", Ida et al, Proc of Prog Future Generation Computers, 1988].

3. (lower case) The lisp atom used to represent "true", among other things. "false" is represented using the same atom as an empty list, nil. This overloading of the basic constants of the language helps to make Lisp write-only code.

4. In transaction-processing circles, an abbreviation for "transaction".

5. (Purdue) An alternative spelling of "tee".

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the letter T in your dream, represents your stubbornness and your refusal to change your attitudes and opinions.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A nitrogenous base, one member of the base pair A-T (adenine-thymine).