Definitions for h
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hydrogen, H, atomic number 1(noun)
a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe
a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
Planck's constant, h(noun)
the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second
the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
heat content, total heat, enthalpy, H(noun)
(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure
"enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work"
A street term for heroin.
Hits, the number of hits by a given batter in a given season.
A grade of pencil with lead that makes lighter marks than a pencil grade HB but darker marks than a pencil of grade 2H; a pencil with hard lead.
the eighth letter of the English alphabet, is classed among the consonants, and is formed with the mouth organs in the same position as that of the succeeding vowel. It is used with certain consonants to form digraphs representing sounds which are not found in the alphabet, as sh, th, /, as in shall, thing, /ine (for zh see /274); also, to modify the sounds of some other letters, as when placed after c and p, with the former of which it represents a compound sound like that of tsh, as in charm (written also tch as in catch), with the latter, the sound of f, as in phase, phantom. In some words, mostly derived or introduced from foreign languages, h following c and g indicates that those consonants have the hard sound before e, i, and y, as in chemistry, chiromancy, chyle, Ghent, Ghibelline, etc.; in some others, ch has the sound of sh, as in chicane. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 153, 179, 181-3, 237-8
the seventh degree in the diatonic scale, being used by the Germans for B natural. See B
H is the eighth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[from SF fandom] A method of ‘marking’ common words, i.e., calling attention to the fact that they are being used in a nonstandard, ironic, or humorous way. Originated in the fannish catchphrase “Bheer is the One True Ghod!” from decades ago. H-infix marking of ‘Ghod’ and other words spread into the 1960s counterculture via underground comix, and into early hackerdom either from the counterculture or from SF fandom (the three overlapped heavily at the time). More recently, the h infix has become an expected feature of benchmark names (Dhrystone, Rhealstone, etc.); this is probably patterning on the original Whetstone (the name of a laboratory) but influenced by the fannish/counterculture h infix.
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