44,327 English Words Starting With H
plural of h-bar.
(engineering) An I-beam; a beam with a cross-section resembling the letter 'H'.
plural of H-beam.
(slang) A hydrogen bomb.
plural of H-bomb.
(rare) Someone with H-cup sized breasts.
(uncountable) A configuration of DNA, a triple-stranded DNA helix structure, right-hand twisting, where the third DNA strand fills in the major groove found in B-DNA, bonding to the B-DNA with Hoogsteen-type bonding, forming Hoogsteen base pairs.
(phonology) The omission of an /h/ sound normally present in a word, making the word "home" sound like "'ome", for example.
(figuratively) The hour at which any major event planned for the future is set to begin, as used in United States military.
plural of H-hour.
An author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and the citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar, based on a set of most cited papers and the number of citations in other publications.
(mining) The part of a plunger pump that contains the valve.
plural of H-piece.
(phonology) The prothesis of the sound to words beginning with a vowel, especially as found in Celtic languages such as Irish and Welsh, and in dialects of English, especially those that pronounce h weakly.
A shackle shaped like an H, or two Us joined together to give a waisted appearance, instead of the more usual single U shackle, or D-shackle.
Shaped like the capital letter "H".
(topology) A topological space X (generally assumed to be connected) together with a continuous map μ : X × X → X with an identity element e such that μ(e, x) = μ(x, e) = x for all x in X.
A convention whereby Esperanto’s circumflex accents (ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ) are replaced by an h after the letter (ch, gh, hh, jh, sh) and the breve (ŭ) is left out entirely (u), for convenience of typing.
(euphemistic) The word hell/Hell.
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