from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The tenth letter of the modern English alphabet.
- n. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter j.
- n. The tenth in a series.
- n. Something shaped like the letter J.
- n. The hypothetical traditional source of those portions of the Pentateuch in which God is referred to with the Tetragrammaton rather than as Elohim.
- Electricity The symbol for current density.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
- n. palatal approximant
- n. one
- n. The tenth letter of the English alphabet, called jay and written in the Latin script.
- n. A term for a marijuana cigarette ('joint').
- n. An alternative version of i, the positive square root of -1; used in the context of electronics.
- n. The second unit vector, after i
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- J is the tenth letter of the English alphabet. It is a later variant form of the Roman letter I, used to express a consonantal sound, that is, originally, the sound of English y in yet. The forms J and I have, until a recent time, been classed together, and they have been used interchangeably.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation
- of the Latin judex, judge;
- of Jupiter;
- of Justice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
- n. a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
Sense 5, from J(ehovah).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)