L



[el] /ɛl/

noun, plural L’s or Ls, l’s or ls.
1.
the 12th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter L or l, as in let, dull, cradle.
3.
something having the shape of an L .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter L or l.
5.
a device, as a printer’s type, for reproducing the letter L or l.
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2.
liter; liters.
[el] /ɛl/
noun, plural L’s or Ls. Informal.
1.
an elevated railroad.
[el] /ɛl/
noun, plural L’s or Ls.
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Symbol.
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the 12th in order or in a series, or, if I is omitted, the 11th.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) the Roman numeral for 50.
Compare .
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Electricity. .
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Physics. .
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Biochemistry. .
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Economics. a broad measure of total U.S. liquid assets, issued periodically by the Federal Reserve Board.
Compare .
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British. pound; pounds.
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lambert; lamberts.
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long: denoting a size longer than regular, especially for suits and coats made for tall men:
40L.
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Theater. stage left.
Symbol, Optics, Chemistry, Biochemistry.
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levorotatory; levo- (distinguished from ).
Symbol, Biochemistry.
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(of a molecule) having a configuration resembling the levorotatory isomer of glyceraldehyde: printed as a small capital, roman character (distinguished from ).
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Chemistry. .
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U.S. Military. (in designations of light aircraft) liaison:
L-15.
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lempira; lempiras.
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leu; lei.
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lev; leva.
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(in Italy) lira; lire.
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Theater. stage left.
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plural ll. .
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(in Italy) lira; lire.
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liter; liters.
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/ɛl/
noun (pl) l’s, L’s, Ls
1.
the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet
2.
a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label
3.

symbol
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litre
2.
(physics) lepton number
symbol
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ell (unit)
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lambert(s)
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large
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Latin
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(on British motor vehicles) learner driver
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(physics) length
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live
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(currency)

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(aeronautics) lift
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(electronics) inductor (in circuit diagrams)
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(physics) latent heat
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(physics) self-inductance
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(chem) the Avogadro constant
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(Roman numeral) 50 See Roman numerals
abbreviation
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Luxembourg (international car registration)
abbreviation
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lake
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left
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length

Roman letter, from Greek lambda, from Semitic lamed. The shape of the Roman letter is an early one in Greek, adopted before it was superseded in Greek by the inverted form which became the Greek lambda.

L abbr.

L- pref.
Relating to the configuration of l-glyceraldehyde, a compound chosen as the basis for stereochemical nomenclature because it is the simplest carbohydrate that can form optical isomers: l-lactic acid.

l- pref. l-
To the left; levo: l-lactic acid.
l
Abbreviation of length, liter
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length
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liter
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50
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lambert
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[coarse/ suggestive] language (television rating)
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large
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Latino (as in personal ads)
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left
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lesbian (as in personal ads)
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Luxembourg (international vehicle ID)
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lake
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land
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late
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line
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lira
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Lake
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Latin
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Licentiate
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Linnaean
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Lodge

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