L, l

noun, plural L's or Ls, l's or ls.
the 12th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter L or l, as in let, dull, cradle.
something having the shape of an L .
a written or printed representation of the letter L or l.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter L or l.
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noun, plural L's or Ls. Informal.
an elevated railroad.


noun, plural L's or Ls.
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l or L (ɛl)
n , pl l's, L's, Ls
1.  the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet
2.  a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label
3.  a.  something shaped like an L
 b.  (in combination): an L-shaped room
L or L

symbol for
1.  litre
2.  physics lepton number

symbol for
1.  ell (unit)
2.  lambert(s)
3.  large
4.  Latin
5.  (on British motor vehicles) learner driver
6.  physics length
7.  live
8.  currency
 a.  Usually written: £ pound
 b.  lempira
 c.  lek
 d.  leu
 e.  lire
9.  aeronautics lift
10.  electronics inductor (in circuit diagrams)
11.  physics latent heat
12.  physics self-inductance
13.  chem the Avogadro constant
14.  Roman numeral See Roman numerals 50
abbreviation for
15.  Luxembourg (international car registration)
[(for sense 8a) Latin libra pound]

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Medical Dictionary

L abbr.

  1. inductance

  2. left

  3. limes (used with a lower case letter or a plus sign, or used with a subscript letter or plus sign as a symbol for various doses of toxin)

  4. or l liter

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Science Dictionary
Abbreviation of length, liter
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. length

  2. liter

  1. 50

  2. lambert

  3. [coarse/ suggestive] language (television rating)

  4. large

  5. Latino (as in personal ads)

  6. left

  7. lesbian (as in personal ads)

  8. Luxembourg (international vehicle ID)

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