from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation lambert
  • abbreviation large
  • abbreviation left
  • abbreviation liter
  • abbreviation Sports loss
  • abbreviation low
  • The symbol for the Roman numeral 50.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The twelfth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • noun Symbol for liter or litre.
  • noun Symbol for the Roman numeral 50; Previous XLIX 49, Next LI 51
  • noun biochemistry IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for leucine
  • noun sports The statistic for the number of losses by a team or player limited by some criteria (e.g. this season, at home, on turf)
  • noun Alternative spelling of el (elevated train).
  • abbreviation US politics Libertarian.
  • noun The twelfth letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.
  • noun The ordinal number twelfth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word L.


  • L'« — » + L''* — » + L*'* — 3 («_ i) + K X N''* muft be taken

    Mathematical memoirs respecting a variety of subjects;

  • Given two languages L and L², we can compare them by asking whether every class Mod (S), with S a sentence of L, is also a class of the form Mod (S²) where S² is a sentence of L².

    Model Theory

  • If the answer is Yes, we say that L is reducible to L², or that L² is at least as expressive as L.

    Model Theory

  • But the first-order language L is certainly not reducible to the language L² of syllogisms, since in L we can write down a sentence saying that exactly three elements satisfy

    Model Theory

  • A language L is open if it can be extended to a new language L² without changes in the meanings of other expressions; otherwise

    Lvov-Warsaw School

  • Recall that a translation from a logic L into a logic L² is a mapping f between the respective sets of formulas which preserves derivability, that is:

    Combining Logics

  • Then for every predicate E (x) of expressions of L defined in L+ one can prove in L+ a general sentence of the form

    Alfred Tarski

  • We could repeat the recursion clauses for L to produce a full theory of truth for L².


  • He still did not look at Melody until she reached out and took him hand in hers. 1 __ a l l - L _ L-- L

    A different flesh

  • In S and S′ are lamps L, L′ and experimenters E, E′ as indicated.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Boy

    January 2, 2010