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Definitions of X

  1. X, the twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, has three sounds; a compound nonvocal sound (that of ks), as in wax; a compound vocal sound (that of gz), as in example; and, at the beginning of a word, a simple vocal sound (that of z), as in xanthic. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Twenty-fourth letter of the alphabet. As a Roman numeral, it stands for ten; after a proper name, for the tenth, as Leo X. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. Is the twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet. In the middle and at the end of words it has the sound of ks or qs. At the beginning of a word it has precisoly the sound of z. It is used as an initial only in a few words borrowed from the Greek. As a numeral, X stands for ten; when horizontal, for 1,000; a dash over it, for ten thousand. It is the symbol of the unknown quantity in algebra. As an abbreviation, X. stands for Christ, as in Xn., Christian. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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  1. She ordered the coachman: " Number X Calle Ballesta. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  2. Chapter X Florence Burton at the Rectory Harry Clavering went down to Stratton, slept one night at old Mr. Burton's house, and drove Florence over to Clavering- twenty miles across the country, on the following day. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
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