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Definitions of H

  1. (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
  2. the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. The seventh degree in the diatonic scale, being used by the Germans for B natural. See B. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Eighth letter of the alphabet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. 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.
  7. the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10-34 joule-second Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The eighth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for H

  1. This decided H as the place was near New Orleans, to go there and wait the chance of getting into that city. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  2. When he was introduced to the Duke of Gloucester, H R. H inquired what profession he was brought up to- and at the reply exclaimed-" What, no profession!" – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
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