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du

[doo, dyoo; French dy] /du, dyu; French dü/
1.
(in names of French derivation) a contraction of de and the article le:
Joachim du Bellay.

Du.

1.
Duke.
2.
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  • du Maurier belonged to the Victorians, who were never vulgar.

  • Men cannot slip out of du--out of quarrels as they may out of coats.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • The wonder of du Maurier's essay, the astounding spectacle of his success, cannot be diminished by any such explanation of it.

    English Society George Du Maurier
  • But du Dsi Tschun was ashamed and did not want to accept his help.

  • Well, old fellow, du Tillet and Nucingen are coming to Carabine's to-night, where they will meet a number of political characters.

    Unconscious Comedians Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for du

DU

abbreviation
1.
depleted uranium

Du.

abbreviation
1.
Duke
2.
Dutch
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du in Technology

tool, storage
("disk usage") The Unix command to list the amount of disk space consumed by a directory and its subdirectories.
Unix manual page: du(1).
(2004-04-01)

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

DU

1.
distribution uniformity
2.
Dobson unit (for measuring ozone concentration)
3.
duodenal ulcer

Du.

1.
duke
2.
Dutch
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