Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The symbol ∇ used to denote the gradient operator.
  • n. a part, portion
  • abbr. delegate
  • abbr. delegation
  • abbr. delete
  • abbr. delineavit

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Share; portion; part.
  • n. a differential operator which, operating on a function of several variables, gives the sum of the partial derivatives of the function with respect to the three orthogonal spatial coordinates; -- also called the gradient or grad. It is represented by an inverted Greek capital delta (∇), and is thus because of its shape also called nabla, meaning harp in Hebrew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of deal.
  • n. Same as angiliwood.
  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin delineavit, (he) drew it, placed after an artist's name on a picture.
  • n. A simplified spelling of dell.
  • n. An abbreviation of Delaware;
  • n. [lowercase] of delegate.

Etymologies

From delta, the symbol being an inverted delta (Wiktionary)
See deal (Wiktionary)
Shortening (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Many of the homeowners in these communities who found themselves in over their heads as the interest rate on their loans rose had low to moderate incomes, and others were people not fluent in English, del Rio said.

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  • Much of the ceremony was to be held outdoors, on a specially constructed pavilion in front of Notre-Dame, called a del-royal, hung with blue cypress silk embroidered with gold fleurs de lys and emblazoned with the arms of Scotland.

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  • Among the famous churches of Florence are the following: Santa Maria del Fiore, otherwise the Duomo or cathedral, begun in 1296 by Arnolfo del Cambio, consecrated in 1436 by Eugene IV, and called del Fiore (of the flower), either in reference to the name of the city or to the municipal arms, a red lily on a white ground.

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  • Thus the name Boyes or Boyce may spring from a man of pure English descent who happened to be described as del boil instead of atte wood, just as Capron (Chapter XXI) means Hood.

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