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Definitions of H

  1. a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure; "enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10-34 joule-second Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the eighth letter of the English alphabet, is classed among the consonants, and is formed with the mouth organs in the same position as that of the succeeding vowel. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The seventh degree in the diatonic scale, being used by the Germans for B natural. See B. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Abbreviation for hyperopia or hyperopic; horizontal. Symbol for hydrogen. Abbreviation for Holzknecht unit. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. Abbreviation for hydrogen ion. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Eighth letter of the alphabet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The eighth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and pronounced with an expiration of breath, which, preceding a vowel, is perceptible by the car at a considerable distance, as in harm, hear, heat. The h is sometimes mute, as in honour, honest; also when united with a g, as in right, fight, brought. As a numeral in Latin it denotes 200, and, with a dash over it, 200,000. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. the eighth letter of the English alphabet, is classed among the consonants, and is formed with the mouth organs in the same position as that of the succeeding vowel. It is used with certain consonants to form digraphs representing sounds which are not found in the alphabet, as sh, th, /, as in shall, thing, /ine for zh see /274; also, to modify the sounds of some other letters, as when placed after c and p, with the former of which it represents a compound sound like that of tsh, as in charm written also tch as in catch, with the latter, the sound of f, as in phase, phantom. In some words, mostly derived or introduced from foreign languages, h following c and g indicates that those consonants have the hard sound before e, i, and y, as in chemistry, chiromancy, chyle, Ghent, Ghibelline, etc.; in some others, ch has the sound of sh, as in chicane. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 153, 179, 181-3, 237-8. mso.anu.edu.au
  14. This letter, as an abbreviation, stands for Henry (a king of that name) in tbe citationof English statutes. In the Year Books, it is used as an abbreviation for Hilary term.In tax assessments and other such official records, "h" may be used as an abbreviationfor "house," and the courts will so understand it. Alden v. Newark, 36 N. J. Law, 288;Parker v. Elizabeth, 39 N. J. Law, 693.H. A. An abbreviation for hoc anno, this year, in this year.H. B. An abbreviation for house bill, f. e., a bill in the house of representatives, asdistinguished from a senate bill.H. C. An abbreviation for house of commons, or for habeas corpus.H. L. An abbreviation for house of lords.H. R. An abbreviation for house of representatives.H. T. An abbreviation for hoc titulo, this title, under this title; used in references to books.H. V. An abbreviation for hoc verbo or hac voce, this word, under this word; used inreferences to dictionaries and other works alphabetically arranged. thelawdictionary.org
  15. the eighth letter in our alphabet, its sound that of a strongly-marked continuous guttural, produced at the back of the palate, not existing in English, but heard in the Scotch loch and the German lachen. In Old English h was a guttural, or throat sound, but it gradually softened down to a spirant, and has now become almost a vowel: (chem.) a symbol denoting hydrogen: in medieval Roman notation=200, [=H]=200,000. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Symbol for hydrogen. na
  17. Abbreviation for hypermetropia, hyperphoria, hora (hour), and haustus. na
  18. letter. DROP one\'s hs. Abbreviations (1): Her or His, as H.B.M. (Britannic Majesty), H.E. (Excellence),H.I.H., H.R.H., H.S.H., (Imperial, Royal, Serene, Highness), H.M. (Majesty), H.M.S. (Majesty\'s Ship). Abbreviations (2): Hab. (akkuk); Hag. (gai); Hants., Hampshire; Heb. (rews); Herts., Hertfordshire; Hon. (ourable); Hon. (orary) Sec. (retary); Hos. (ea); h. (orse) p. (ower); Hunts., Huntingdonshire. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. See h Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Symbol of Hydrogen. American pocket medical dictionary.
  21. Symbol for the element hydrogen. Abbreviation of haustus, a draft; in ophthalmology, abbreviation for hypermetropia. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. Was used by the Latins as an abbrev. of Homo, Haeres, etc. As a numeral, it expressed 200. In music it is used by the Germans to designate our B flat. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. the eighth letter of the English alphabet, and usually classed as the sixth consonant. Formatively it is not a consonant, but it resembles a vowel in being an expiration, only more forced and guttural. Sometimes before vowels it is mute, as in honest and also when allied with g, as in bright, light; when preceded by w it is pronounced before the w, as in what, where. As a numeral it stands for 200, and with a dash over it (H) 200,000. H is the seventh degree in the diatonic scale, being used by the Germans fur B natural. Cabinet Dictionary

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