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Definition 1: the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet - [noun denoting communication]

(i is a kind of ...) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

"his grandmother taught him his letters"

(... is a member of i) the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe

Definition 2: the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where i or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
  • they had lunch at one

Synonyms for i in the sense of this definition

(i is a kind of ...) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

"0 and 1 are digits"

(... is a kind of i ) a singular metaphysical entity from which material properties are said to derive

(... is a kind of i ) a single object (as distinguished from a pair)

Definition 3: a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks) - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for i in the sense of this definition

(i is a kind of ...) any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

(i is a kind of ...) any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions

(... is a kind of i ) heavy radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 8 days; used in a sodium salt to diagnose thyroid disease and to treat goiter

(... is a kind of i ) light radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 60 days; used as a tracer in thyroid studies and as a treatment for hyperthyroidism

(... is made of the substance i) water containing salts

"the water in the ocean is all saltwater"

Definition 4: used of a single unit or thing; not two or more - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where i or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `ane' is Scottish

Synonyms for i in the sense of this definition

(i is similar to ...) being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order

"cardinal numbers"

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