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Definitions of delta

  1. the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A tract of land shaped like the letter delta , especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet ( ), answering to D. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. an object having the shape of the capital . Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, esp. in a three-phase system; - often used attributively, as delta winding, delta connection (which see), etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A deposit of sand or soil, shaped like the Greek letter delta, formed at the mouth of a river; as, the Nile River forms a delta. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Fourth letter of the Greek alphabet; triangle of land between the mouths of a river. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The fourth letter in the Greek alphabet; a triangle, as of land; the mouth of a river. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The Greek letter D, written; a tract of alluvial land at the mouth of the Nile shaped like a delta; any alluvial deposit formed at the mouth of a river. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A name applied by the Greeks to the alluvial deposit at the month of the Nile, from its shape resembling ∆; any alluvial tract of land between the diverging mouths of a river. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for delta

  1. It was high time for him to return; for the spirit of insurrection had spread throughout the whole Delta – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  2. The sand so transported contributes to the gradual elevation of the Delta and of the banks and bed of the river itself. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh