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T aestivum
T albiventris
T Aliciae
T alpina
T Alpinum
T Americana
T Americanus
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T angustifolia
T arvense
T Aubryi
T bandage
T calcaneus
T canutus
T Caribbaeus

T definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

T is the twentieth letter of the English Alphabet, and a close consonant. It represents a close joining of the end of the tongue to the root of the upper teeth, as may be perceived by the syllables at, et, ot, ut, in attempting to pronounce which, the voice is completely intercepted. It is therefore numbered among the mutes, or close articulations, and it differs from d chiefly in its closeness; for in pronouncing ad, ed, we perceive the voice is not so suddenly and entirely intercepted, as in pronouncing at and et. T by itself has one sound only, as in take, turn, bat, bolt, smite, bitter. So we are accustomed to speak; but in reality, t can be hardly said to have any sound at all. Its use, like that of all mute articulations, is to modify the manner of uttering the vocal sound which precedes or follows it.
When t is followed by h, as in think and that, the combination really forms a distinct sound for which we have no single character. This combination has two sounds in English; aspirated, as in think, and vocal, as in that.
The letters ti, before a vowel, and unaccented, usually pass into the sound of sh, as in nation, motion, partial substantiate; which are pronounced nashon, moshon, parshal, substanshate. In the case, t loses entirely its proper sound or use, and being blended with the subsequent letter, a new sound results from the combination, which is in fact a simple sound. In a few words, the combination ti has the sound of the English ch, as in Christian, mixtion, question.
T, as an abbreviation, stands for theologia; as, S.T.D. sanctoe theologioe doctor, doctor of divinity. In ancient monuments and writings, T is an abbreviature, which stands for Titus, Titius or Tullius. As a numeral, T, among the Latins, stood for 160, and with a dash over the top, T, for 160,000.
In music, T is the initial of tenor, vocal and instrumental; of tacet, for silence, as adagio tacet, when a person is to rest during the whole movement. In concertos and symphonies, it is the initial of tutti, the whole band, after a solo. It sometimes stands for tr. or trillo, a shake.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine [syn: thymine, T]
2: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose) [syn: deoxythymidine monophosphate, T]
3: a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms [syn: metric ton, MT, tonne, t]
4: the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: T, t]
5: thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer [syn: triiodothyronine, liothyronine, T]
6: hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells; "thyroxine is 65% iodine" [syn: thyroxine, thyroxin, tetraiodothyronine, T]

Merriam Webster's

abbreviation 1. tera- 2. tesla 3. thymine 4. toddler 5. tritium 6. T-shirt

Merriam Webster's

pronoun Date: 1598 it <my country, 'tis of thee S. F. Smith>

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural t's or ts) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the 20th letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic representation of this letter c. a speech counterpart of orthographic t 2. a graphic device for reproducing the letter t 3. one designated t especially as the 20th in order or class 4. something shaped like the letter T 5. T formation 6. technical foul II. abbreviation 1. metric ton 2. tablespoon 3. teaspoon 4. technical 5. temperature 6. [Latin tempore] in the time of 7. tense 8. tertiary 9. time 10. ton 11. township 12. transitive 13. troy 14. true

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. (also t) (pl. Ts or T's) 1 the twentieth letter of the alphabet. 2 a T-shaped thing (esp. attrib.: T-joint). Phrases and idioms: to a T exactly; to a nicety. 2. abbr. 1 tera-. 2 tesla. 3. symb. Chem. the isotope tritium.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mute Mute, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute. (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral. (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak. (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak. 2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t. 3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

T T (t[=e]), the twentieth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal consonant. With the letter h it forms the digraph th, which has two distinct sounds, as in thin, then. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]262-264, and also [sect][sect]153, 156, 169, 172, 176, 178-180. The letter derives its name and form from the Latin, the form of the Latin letter being further derived through the Greek from the Ph[oe]nician. The ultimate origin is probably Egyptian. It is etymologically most nearly related to d, s, th; as in tug, duke; two, dual, L. duo; resin, L. resina, Gr. "rhti`nh, tent, tense, a., tenuous, thin; nostril, thrill. See D, S. T bandage (Surg.), a bandage shaped like the letter T, and used principally for application to the groin, or perineum. T cart, a kind of fashionable two seated wagon for pleasure driving. T iron. (a) A rod with a short crosspiece at the end, -- used as a hook. (b) Iron in bars, having a cross section formed like the letter T, -- used in structures. T rail, a kind of rail for railroad tracks, having no flange at the bottom so that a section resembles the letter T. T square, a ruler having a crosspiece or head at one end, for the purpose of making parallel lines; -- so called from its shape. It is laid on a drawing board and guided by the crosspiece, which is pressed against the straight edge of the board. Sometimes the head is arranged to be set at different angles. To a T, exactly, perfectly; as, to suit to a T. [Colloq.]

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