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U

, letter of the alphabet
U, 21st letter of the alphabet, corresponding to the Greek upsilon [Gr.,=u without the aspirate]. Until the late Middle Ages the capital was V, the minuscule u, no distinction being made between the consonantal and vocalic uses of the letter. The fixing of modern orthography, however, has restricted u to the vowel, v to the consonant. In phonetics ŭ usually represents a high back rounded vowel, rather like o͝o in foot; English ū is a triphthong of y, o͝o, and w as in utensil; the Continental ū, or o͞o, is a diphthong of o͝o and w, as in glue. In chemistry, U is the symbol of the element uranium.

U

, Burmese honorific
U, honorific used in Myanmar. See second part of name (e.g., Thant, U).
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(particle physics)

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(chemistry)
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U

(Unit) A unit of measurement (1.75") of the height of a rack-mounted device. Thus, a 1U product has a vertical measurement of 1.75"; 2U is 3.5"; 3U is 5.25" and so on. See rack mounted. See also U interface.


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