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W, w

[duhb-uh l-yoo, -yoo; rapidly duhb-yuh] /ˈdʌb əlˌyu, -yʊ; rapidly ˈdʌb yə/
noun, plural W's or Ws, w's or ws.
1.
the 23rd letter of the English alphabet, a semivowel.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter W or w, as in way, bewitch, or row.
3.
something having the shape of a W .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter W or w.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter W or w.
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w's in Science
w  
Abbreviation of width
W  
  1. The symbol for tungsten.

  2. Abbreviation of watt


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