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  1. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. being one more than nine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 1. The Roman numeral 10. 2. In homeopathy, noting the decimal scale of dilutions or potencies; see potency. 3. Abbreviation for Kienboeck's unit. 4. Chemical symbol for xenon. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. 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.
  8. The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 217, 270, 271. mso.anu.edu.au
  11. 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. See Guide to Pronunciation, dictgcide_fs
  12. the twenty-fourth letter in our alphabet, having in modern English the value of ks, which it had in Anglo-Saxon--except at the beginning of a word, where it is pronounced like z. As a numeral X stands for ten, [X on its side] for a thousand, [=X] for ten thousand; X as an abbreviation represents the word Christ--Xian, Xmas; x in algebra is the first of the unknown quantities; and the use of X, XX, and XXX on barrels of stout is a well-known way of indicating the quality.--X-RAYS, the name given by Röntgen of Würzburg in 1895 to those dark or invisible rays emitted, under the influence of an electric current, from a glass-bulb highly exhausted of air through an aluminium window into a close box, and which when passed through the hand or other part of the body imprint a shadow-picture of the bones on a sensitive photographic plate--a discovery of high value in surgery, enabling a bullet, &c., embedded in the flesh to be carefully localised. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. letter (pl. Xs, Xs). (As Roman numeral) 10, as IX 9, xv 15, 1x 60, XC 90, MX 1010, DXL 540; (Alg.; x) first unknown quantity (cf. A,Y), (transf.) incalculable or mysterious factor or influence (X-RAY s); XX or double-x, XXX or triple-X, (ale), ales of certain strength (from brewers marks on casks). Abbr.: (x) = EX (i.e. not including right to) in x-cp. (coupon), x-d. (ividend), x-i. (interest), x-n. (ew shares); Xmas, Christmas, Xt (ian), Christ (ian), (prop. = Greek letter khi, ch, see CHIASMUS). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. As a Roman numeral, denotes 10. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. the twenty-fourth letter of the English alphabet, is borrowed, as to its form, from the Greek X, and is not found as an initial letter, with one exception, unless in words of Greek origin. It is called a consonant or compound consonantal sound, being at once guttural, palatal, and sibilant. At the end of words it has the sound of ks, as in wax; in the middle, the sound of ks, or sometimes of gz, as in axis, example. At the beginning of a words, x is pronounced as z. Cabinet Dictionary

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