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"d." in British English

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uk   /əd/ us   /əd/
short form of would: I asked if she'd like to come tonight.
short form of had: If you'd told me what was wrong I could have helped.
(Definition of d. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"D" in American English

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us   /di/
  • D noun (LETTER)

[C] plural D’s, Ds, d’s or ds also d the fourth letter of the English alphabet
  • D noun (MUSICAL NOTE)

music [C/U] plural D’s or Ds in Western music, the second note in the scale (= series of notes) that begins on the note C, or a set of notes based on this note
  • D noun (MARK)

[C] plural D’s or Ds a mark given for an exam, a course, or a piece of work which shows that your work is thought of as below average and that it needs improvement: I can’t believe I got a D in history last semester.


also d us   /di, fɑɪvˈhʌn·drəd/
  • D number (NUMBER)

the Roman numeral for the number 500
(Definition of D from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"d" in Business English

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dnoun [C]

uk   us  
FINANCE abbreviation for dividend
(Definition of d from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“d.” in British English

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