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X

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The letter used by the ITU to categorize standards relating to data communications over digital circuits; the number following the letter identifies a particular standard. Some of the more...

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X

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

The letter used by the ITU to categorize standards relating to data communications over digital circuits; the number following the letter identifies a particular standard. Some of the more...

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X

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 532 words.

Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1977, X originally comprised Exene Cervenka (b. Christine Cervenka, 1 February 1956, Chicago,

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X

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 26 words.

Variable, in X-bar syntax, ranging over N, V, and other syntactic categories. Hence XP, as a variable ranging over

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<i>x</i>

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

Symbol (light ital.) for 1 a Cartesian coordinate (usually horizontal). 2 mole fraction (x B = mole fraction of

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X

Edited by Tom McArthur.

in Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 734 words.

The 24th letter of the Roman alphabet as used for English. It was adapted from the Greek letter chi/khi (X)

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X

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 44 words.

A variable in *X-bar syntax and theories derived from it, ranging over N for noun, V for verb, and

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X

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 21 words.

Symbol for 1 xanthosine. 2 a halogen in chemical formulae, e.g. MgX. 3 an unknown amino acid (in a sequence).

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X

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 772 words.

The 24th letter of the Roman alphabet as used for English. It was adapted from the Greek letter chi/khi (X) by the Romans, with the value ...

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X

Overview page.

The twenty-fourth letter of the modern English alphabet and the twenty-first of the ancient Roman one, in the latter an adoption of Greek khi.

X is traditionally used to signify an...

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X

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1977, X originally comprised Exene Cervenka (b. Christine Cervenka, 1 February 1956, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals), Billy Zoom (b. Tyson...

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X/X-

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 233 words.

1. X has many uses outside of its role as a letter of the English alphabet in which it carries some ...

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I(<i>x</i>)

James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 10 words.

The *identity function I(x)=x for all x.

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X chromosome

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 35 words.

One of the sex chromosomes. Females have two X chromosomes, males have an X and a Y chromosome. The X

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X chromosome

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 35 words.

One of the sex chromosomes. Females have two X chromosomes; males have an X and a Y chromosome. The X

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X prize

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Former name of the Ansari X prize.

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X prize

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 9 words.

Former name of the Ansari X prize.

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X-ray

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 7 words.

Spelt with capital X and hyphen.

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detached X

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 26 words.

an X chromosome formed by the detaching of the arms of an attached X chromosome (q.v.), generally through

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detached X

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 26 words.

an X chromosome formed by the detaching of the arms of an attached X chromosome (q.v.), generally through

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X Games

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1405 words.

The X Games are a global sports competition founded and organized by the ESPN media company. The Games feature high-risk “extreme” sports such as skateboarding and BMX racing,...

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