from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The symbol for the element hydrogen.
  • The symbol for enthalpy.
  • abbr. Physics Hamiltonian
  • abbr. Physics henry
  • abbr. high
  • abbr. Baseball hit
  • abbr. hot
  • abbr. humidity

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  • n. The eighth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • n. Symbol for hydrogen.
  • n. Symbol for a henry, a unit for measurement of electrical inductance in the International System of Units.
  • n. IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for histidine
  • n. The eighth letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.
  • n. The ordinal number eighth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called aitch and written in the Latin script.
  • n. A street term for heroin.
  • n. Hits, the number of hits by a given batter in a given season.
  • n. A grade of pencil with lead that makes lighter marks than a pencil grade HB but darker marks than a pencil of grade 2H; a pencil with hard lead.
  • n. Hentai.


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  • Although you and I agree (on the basis of the law of likelihood) that given evidence supports H over H*, and H** over both H and H*, we might disagree about whether it is evidence supporting H (on the basis of the law of changing probability) purely on the basis of our different judgments of the priori probability of H,

    Bayes' Theorem

  • We can't leave and we can't see any panels that don't happen in Hall H-- Hall H being the biggest hall and where more major movie announcements happen.

    COMIC-CON 2010: ALEX ALBRECHT talks comics fandom, Hall H perils -- & his 'awesome' work history with BP

  • The star-crossed main characters of Grey obsessively follow a fashion magazine called Pure H -- recreating its surreal, bizarre scenes in their "looks"; Pure H feels like a real magazine but could never really exist think The Library television show from Kelly Link's "Magic for Beginners".

    Thanks & Grey

  • H and H² are completely unrelated (for example, they do not overlap), so that making a table out of the one is not somehow dependent upon making a table out of the other, there is another possible world w² in which T, as in the actual world, is made out of H, and another table

    Relative Identity

  • But since by supposition x is borrowing the properties from different parts y and z, x really is H, and really is ~H, but is not H and ~H in the same respect.

    Borrowing Properties

  • For the logical problem only arises if x is really H and ~H in the same respect.

    Borrowing Properties

  • LR (H, H*; E) measures the balance of evidence that E provides for H over

    Bayes' Theorem

  • H's probability as a multiple of the probability of some other hypothesis H* using the relative probability function B (H, H*) =

    Bayes' Theorem

  • H predicts E more strongly than H* does, and (b) ~H predicts ~E more strongly than

    Bayes' Theorem

  • The net evidence in favor of H is the degree to which a subject's total evidence in favor of H exceeds her total evidence in favor of ~H.

    Bayes' Theorem


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  • markusloke: Thanks for sharing. 

    P.S. I noticed you haven't "loved" (favorited) any words. There are lots of deserving words out there looking for someone to love them. 

    June 23, 2015

  • Hey vendingmachine, your comment reminds me of an old puzzle from Mensa. The goal was to sort letters of the alphabet based on axes of symmetry:

    Symmetrical along the vertical axis: AMTUVWY

    Symmetrical along the horizontal axis: BCDEK

    Symmetrical along both axes: HIOX

    Nonsymmetrical: FGJLNPQRSZ

    June 23, 2015

  • What other letter fits in the following series:

    B C D E I K O X?

    H. All of the letters in the series flipped vertically remain the same.

    June 23, 2015

  • Boy

    January 2, 2010