U

U1 [ju:]
(also u)
noun (plural Us or U's)
1》 the twenty-first letter of the alphabet.
2》 denoting the next after T in a set of items, categories, etc.
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U2 [ju:]
abbreviation
1》 (in names of sports clubs) United.
2》 Brit. universal (denoting films classified as suitable without restriction).
3》 Uruguay (international vehicle registration).
symbol the chemical element uranium.
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U3 [ju:]
adjective Brit. informal (of language or social behaviour) characteristic of or appropriate to the upper social classes.
Origin
1954: abbrev. of upper class; coined by Alan S. C. Ross, professor of linguistics, and popularized by Nancy Mitford's Noblesse Oblige (1956).
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U4 [u:]
noun a Burmese title of respect before a man's name, equivalent to Mr.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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