About The Word J

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J Meaning & Definition
J Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of J?

[n] the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
[n] a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second

Synonyms | Synonyms for J: joule | watt second

Related Terms | Find terms related to J:

See Also | alphabetic character | energy unit | erg | heat unit | letter | letter of the alphabet | Roman alphabet | work unit

J In Webster's Dictionary

\J\ (j[=a]). J is the tenth letter of the English alphabet. It is a later variant form of the Roman letter I, used to express a consonantal sound, that is, originally, the sound of English y in yet. The forms J and I have, until a recent time, been classed together, and they have been used interchangeably. Note: In medical prescriptions j is still used in place of i at the end of a number, as a Roman numeral; as, vj, xij. J is etymologically most closely related to i, y, g; as in jot, iota; jest, gesture; join, jugular, yoke. See {I}. J is a compound vocal consonant, nearly equivalent in sound to dzh. It is exactly the same as g in gem. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 179, 211, 239.

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