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K symbol for
  1. kelvin(s)
  2. king
  3. potassium
  4. kaon
  5. kina
  6. kip
  7. kopeck
  8. kwacha
  9. kyat
  10. one thousand
  11. a unit of 1024 words, bits, or bytes
  12. (not in technical usage) 1000
Etymology: (for sense 3) from New Latin kalium; (for sense 6) from kilo-; (for sense 8) from Kampuchea
K, K. abbreviation for
  1. Köchel: indicating the serial number in the catalogue (1862) of the works of Mozart made by Ludwig von Köchel (1800–77)

k, K /keɪ/ n ( pl k's, K's, Ks)
  1. the 11th letter and 8th consonant of the modern English alphabet
  2. a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiceless velar stop, as in kitten
k symbol for
  1. kilo(s)
  2. the unit vector along the z-axis

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