Associations to the word «Delta»

Wiktionary

DELTA, noun. The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet Δ, δ.
DELTA, noun. A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.
DELTA, noun. The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet, which assigns words to letters of the alphabet.
DELTA, noun. (mathematics) The symbol Δ.
DELTA, noun. (computing) (informal) A small but noticeable effect. Compare epsilon.
DELTA, noun. (computing) The set of differences between two versions of a file.
DELTA, noun. (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
DELTA, noun. A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
DELTA, noun. (electrical) (often attributive) The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, especially in a three-phase system.
DELTA, symbol. The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
DELTA, proper noun. A CDP in Alabama
DELTA, proper noun. A municipality in Minas Gerais, Brazil
DELTA, proper noun. A municipality in British Columbia, Canada
DELTA, proper noun. A city and county in Colorado
DELTA, proper noun. A municipality in Greece
DELTA, proper noun. A city in Iowa
DELTA, proper noun. A village in Louisiana
DELTA, proper noun. A city in Missouri
DELTA, proper noun. A village in Ohio
DELTA, proper noun. A village in Ontario, Canada
DELTA, proper noun. A borough in Pennsylvania
DELTA, proper noun. A city in Utah
DELTA, proper noun. A town in Wisconsin
DELTA, acronym. Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, an advanced qualification to teach English, higher than the CELTA, accredited by the University of Cambridge.
DELTA BLUES, noun. (music genre) A form of blues originating in the Mississippi Delta region of the United States, generally featuring minimal instrumentation and song structure.
DELTA BLUES, noun. Alternative spelling of delta blues
DELTA CELL, noun. A kind of somatostatin-producing cell found in the stomach, intestine, and islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
DELTA CELLS, noun. Plural of delta cell
DELTA CONNECTION, noun. (electricity) A type of three-phase connection.
DELTA HINGE, noun. (aeronautics) On rotorcraft, a hinge with its axis parallel to the rotor plane of rotation, which permits the rotor blades to flap.
DELTA HINGES, noun. Plural of delta hinge
DELTA IRON, noun. An allotrope of iron
DELTA IRONS, noun. Plural of delta iron
DELTA METAL, noun. A brass alloy consisting of copper (55%), zinc (41-43%) and iron (1-3%), with the balance consisting of various other metals. The proportions used make the material harder and suitable for valves and bearings.
DELTA PARTICLE, noun. A hyperon of short life.
DELTA RAY, noun. (physics) An electron ejected by recoil when a rapidly moving alpha particle or other charged particle passes through matter.
DELTA RAY, noun. (physics) A secondary ionizing particle ejected by recoil when a primary particle passes through matter.
DELTA RAYS, noun. Plural of delta ray
DELTA WING, noun. (aeronautics) An aircraft wing having a swept-back shape in the form of an isoceles triangle; used mostly on supersonic aircraft

Dictionary definition

DELTA, noun. A low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water; "the Mississippi River delta"; "the Nile delta".
DELTA, noun. An object shaped like an equilateral triangle.
DELTA, noun. The 4th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.