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dee  (dē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a metal loop attached to tack, for fastening gear:to hang wire cutters from a dee on a saddle.
  2. Physicsa hollow electrode for accelerating particles in a cyclotron.
  • so called from its shape, which resembles the letter Dutch 1785–95

Dee  (dē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalJohn, 1527–1608, English mathematician and astrologer.
  2. Place Namesa river in NE Scotland, flowing E into the North Sea at Aberdeen. 90 mi. (145 km) long.
  3. Place Namesa river in N Wales and W England, flowing E and N into the Irish Sea. ab. 70 mi. (110 km) long.
  4. a male or female given name.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Dee /diː/ n
  1. a river in N Wales and NW England, rising in S Gwynedd and flowing east and north to the Irish Sea. Length: about 112 km (70 miles)
  2. a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorms and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: about 140 km (87 miles)
  3. a river in S Scotland, flowing south to the Solway Firth. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)
Dee /diː/ n
  1. John. 1527–1608, English mathematician, astrologer, and magician: best known for his preface (1570) to the first edition of Euclid in English



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