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I

i

Pronunciation: (ī), [key]
n.,
pl. I's or Is, i's or is.

1. the ninth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
2. any spoken sound represented by the letter I or i, as in big, nice, or ski.
3. something having the shape of an I.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter I or i.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter I or i.

I



Pronunciation: (ī), [key]
pron., nom. I,
poss. my or mine,
obj. me;
pl. nom. we,
poss. our or ours,
obj. us;
n., pl. I's.


pron.
the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.

n.
1. (used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
2. Metaphys.the ego.

I




interstate (used with a number to designate an interstate highway): I-95.

I




Symbol.
1. the ninth in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 1. Cf. Roman numerals.
3. Chem.iodine.
4. Biochem.isoleucine.
5. Elect.current.
6. Logic.See particular affirmative.

i



Math.
1. Also called imaginary unit. the imaginary number  root 2 of -1.
2. a unit vector on the x-axis of a coordinate system.

I





Symbol, Physics. isotopic spin.

i-




var. of y-.

-i-




the typical ending of the first element of compounds of Latin words, as -o- is of Greek words, but often used in English with a first element of any origin, if the second element is of Latin origin: cuneiform; Frenchify.

I.




1. Independent.
2. Island; Islands.
3. Isle; Isles.

i.




1. imperator.
2. incisor.
3. interest.
4. intransitive.
5. island.
6. isle; isles.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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