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English Dictionary: T by the DICT Development Group
6 results for T
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
    Synonym(s): thymine, T
  2. one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
    Synonym(s): deoxythymidine monophosphate, T
  3. a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
    Synonym(s): metric ton, MT, tonne, t
  4. the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
    Synonym(s): 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
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): thyroxine, thyroxin, tetraiodothyronine, T
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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
            (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
            (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
            (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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   T \T\ (t[emac]),
      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
      {T cart}, a kind of fashionable two seated wagon for pleasure
      {T iron}.
      (a) A rod with a short crosspiece at the end, -- used as a
      (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.]

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   T /T/   1. [from LISP terminology for `true'] Yes.   Used in
   reply to a question (particularly one asked using {The -P
   convention}).   In LISP, the constant T means `true', among other
   things.   Some Lisp hackers use `T' and `NIL' instead of `Yes' and
   `No' almost reflexively.   This sometimes causes misunderstandings.
   When a waiter or flight attendant asks whether a hacker wants
   coffee, he may absently respond `T', meaning that he wants coffee;
   but of course he will be brought a cup of tea instead.   Fortunately,
   most hackers (particularly those who frequent Chinese restaurants)
   like tea at least as well as coffee -- so it is not that big a
   problem.   2. See {time T} (also {since time T equals minus
   infinity}).   3. [techspeak] In transaction-processing circles, an
   abbreviation for the noun `transaction'.   4. [Purdue] Alternate
   spelling of {tee}.   5. A dialect of {LISP} developed at Yale. (There
   is an intended allusion to NIL, "New Implementation of Lisp",
   another dialect of Lisp developed for the {VAX})

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. True.   A {Lisp} compiler by Johnathan A. Rees in 1982 at
      {Yale University}.   T has {static scope} and is a
      near-superset of {Scheme}.   {Unix} source is available.   T is
      written in itself and compiles to efficient native code.   Used
      as the basis for the Yale {Haskell} system.   Maintained by
      David Kranz .
      Current version: 3.1.
      A {multiprocessing} version of T is available
      Runs on {Decstation}, {SPARC}, {Sun-3}, {Vax} under {Unix},
      {Encore}, {HP}, {Apollo}, {Macintosh} under {A/UX}.
      E-mail: (bugs).
      E-mail: .
      ["The T Manual", Johnathan A. Rees et
      al, Yale U, 1984].
      2. A {functional language}.
      ["T: A Simple Reduction Language Based on Combinatory Term
      Rewriting", Ida et al, Proc of Prog Future Generation
      Computers, 1988].
      3. (lower case) The {Lisp} {atom} used to represent "true",
      among other things.   "false" is represented using the same
      atom as an empty list, {nil}.   This {overloading} of the basic
      constants of the language helps to make Lisp {write-only
      4. In transaction-processing circles, an abbreviation for
      5. (Purdue) An alternative spelling of "{tee}".

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
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