22nd letter of the Gk. alphabet, representing a -kh- sound; shaped like an X, it was used to signify such a shape or arrangement. Some dialects used chi to represent the -ks- sound properly belonging to xi; Latin picked this up and the sound value of chi in Latin-derived alphabets is now that of our
n. Chicago, Illinois. : I can't wait to get back to old Chitown.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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language A wide spectrum language, the forerunner of Refine. ["Research on Knowledge-Based Software Environments at Kestrel Institute", D.R. Smith et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng, SE-11(11) 1985] (2006-07-11)