J

J, j

[jey]
noun, plural J's or Js, j's or js.
1.
the tenth letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter J or j, as in just, major, or rajah.
3.
something having the shape of a J .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter J or j.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter J or j.
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J

2.
Physics. joule; joules. Also, j.

J

Symbol.
1.
the tenth in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the ninth.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 1.
Compare Roman numerals.

j

Symbol.
1.
Mathematics. a unit vector on the y-axis of a coordinate system.
2.
Engineering. the imaginary number .

J.

1.
Cards. Jack.
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j or J (dʒeɪ)
 
n , pl j's, J's, Js
1.  the tenth letter and seventh consonant of the modern English alphabet
2.  a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiced palato-alveolar affricate, as in jam
 
J or J
 
n

j
 
symbol for
1.  maths the unit vector along the y-axis
2.  obsolete Also called: i the imaginary number √--1

J
 
symbol for
1.  cards jack
2.  joule(s)
3.  current density
 
abbreviation for
4.  Japan (international car registration)

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Word Origin & History

J
the letter is a late modification of Roman -i-, originally a scribal creation in continental M.L. to distinguish small -i- in cursive writing from the strokes of other letters, especially in the final positions of words. But in Eng., -y- was used for this, and -j- was introduced c.1600-1640 to take up
the consonantal sound that had evolved from -i- since L.L. times. This usage first was attested in Sp., where it was in place before 1600. Eng. dictionaries continued to lump together words beginning in -i- and -j- until 19c.
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Medical Dictionary

J abbr.
joule

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Science Dictionary
J  
Abbreviation of joule
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Slang Dictionary

J definition


and jay
  1. n.
    a marijuana cigarette; marijuana. (Drugs. From the initial letter of joint.) : A jay will cost you two clams.
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Computing Dictionary

J definition


A derivative and redesign of APL with added features and control structures. J is purely functional with lexical scope and more conventional control structures, plus several new concepts such as function rank and function arrays. J was designed and developed by Kennneth E. Iverson and Roger Hui . J uses only the ASCII character set but has a spelling scheme that retains the advantages of APL's special alphabet. J is a conventional procedural programming language but can be used as a purely functional language.
Version 4.1 for MS-DOS, Sun, Mac, Archimedes. Source available in C from Iverson Software, +1 (416) 925 6096.
Version 6 package from ISI includes an interpreter and tutorial. Ported to DEC, NeXT, SGI, Sun-3, Sun-4, Vax, RS/6000, MIPS, Macintosh, Acorn Archimedes, IBM PC, Atari, 3b1, Amiga.
(ftp://watserv1.waterloo.edu/languages/apl/j).
J-mode GNU Emacs macros available by (ftp://think.com/pub/j/gmacs/j-interaction-mode.el).
["APL\?", Roger K.W. Hui et al, APL90 Conf Proc, Quote Quad 20(4):192-200].
(1992-10-31)
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
j
  1. current density

  2. joule

J
  1. jack

  2. Japan (international vehicle ID)

  3. Jewish (as in personal ads)

J.
  1. Japanese

  2. Journal

  3. judge

  4. justice

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