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ch

Surveying, Civil Engineering
1.
chain; chains.

Ch.

1.
2.
3.
Television. channel.
4.
5.
6.
Chess. check.
7.
8.
9.

ch.

1.
2.
3.
Chess. check.
4.
5.
child; children.
6.

c.h.

1.
candle hours.
4.
custom house.
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Examples for ch
  • ch chondrites are also distinguished by extreme depletions in volatile elements.
British Dictionary definitions for ch

ch

abbreviation
1.
custom house
abbreviation
2.
Switzerland

CH

abbreviation
1.
Companion of Honour (a Brit title)
2.
Switzerland (international car registration)
Word Origin
(sense 2) from French Confédération Helvétique

ch.

abbreviation
1.
chain (unit of measure)
2.
chapter
3.
(chess) check
4.
chief
5.
church
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Word Origin and History for ch
ch
used in O.Fr. for the "tsh" sound. Introduced to Eng. after the Norman Conquest, in words borrowed from O.Fr. such as chaste, charity, chief, etc. Under influence of the French, the digraph was also inserted into O.E. words that had the same sound (e.g. bleach, chest, church) which formerly had been written with a simple -c-, and into those that had formerly been spelled with a -c- and pronounced "k" such as chin, much. As French evolved, the "t" sound dropped out of it, so in later loan-words from France ch- has only the sound "sh-" (chauffeur, machine, chivalry, etc.). The sound is in many non-I.E. languages (e.g. cheetah, chintz), and the digraph is also used to represent the sound in Scottish loch. It also turns up in words from classical languages (chaos, echo, etc.). Most uses of -ch- in Roman L. were in words from Gk., which would be pronounced correctly as "k" + "h," as in blockhouse, but most Romans would have said merely "k." Sometimes the -h- was written to keep the -c- hard before a front vowel, as still in modern Italian. In some French dialects including that of Paris, Latin ca- became French "tsha," whence the old French (and, after 1066, English) spelling ch- for "tsh." In some languages (Welsh, Sp., Czech) ch- can be treated as a separate letter and words in it are alphabetized after -c- (or, in Czech and Slovak, after -h-).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ch in Technology
language
An interpreted programming language sold by Soft Integration and marketed for scripting, shell programming and graph plotting, it is a superset of C++. Ch is also the name of Soft Integration's interpreter for the language. Currently the Ch interpreter is available for Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux and Mac platforms.
Soft Integration (http://softintegration.com/).
(2003-08-15)

networking
The country code for Switzerland.
(1999-01-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for ch

ch

  1. chain
  2. Chamorro
  3. check

Ch

  1. Christian (as in personal ads)
  2. Chronicles

CH

  1. central heating
  2. clearing-house
  3. compass heading
  4. conference host
  5. courthouse
  6. customhouse
  7. Switzerland (international vehicle ID)

ch.

  1. champion
  2. chapter
  3. check
  4. child
  5. children
  6. church

Ch.

  1. Champion
  2. channel
  3. chaplain
  4. chief
  5. China
  6. Chinese
  7. church
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