In computing, tee is a command in command-line interpreters ( shells) using standard streams which reads standard input and writes it to both standard output and one or more files, effectively duplicating its input. It is primarily used in conjunction with pipes and filters. The command is named after the T-splitter used in plumbing.
The tee (⊤), also called down tack (as opposed to the up tack) or verum is a symbol used to represent:
- The top element in lattice theory.
- A logical constant denoting a tautology in logic.
- The top type in type theory.
A similar-looking superscript T may be used to mean the transpose of a matrix.
Tee is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including:
- T, a letter of the alphabet
- Tee, an item of sports equipment, used a.o. in golf
- Teeing ground, part of a golf course from where each golfer plays his first shot at each hole
- T-shirt, an item of apparel
- tee (command), a unix shell command
- Tee (symbol), symbol used in mathematics, logic and computer science
- Tee, a component in multimedia frameworks that connects multiple inputs to multiple outputs
- Tee Pee Records, a record label
- Tee Productions, a record label
- Tee Records, a record label
- Tertiary Entrance Exam, an important exam for high school students in Western Australia
- Total energy expenditure, the total amount of energy an individual expends (usually per day)
- Thromboembolism, ThromboEmbolic Event
- Trans-Europ Express, a former international train network in Europe
- Trans-Europe Express (album), an album by the German electronic band Kraftwerk
- Transesophageal echocardiogram, a medical test that creates two dimensional images of the heart
- Trusted execution environment, an execution framework with a higher level of security than the main operating system itself
- Ben Tee, a Scottish mountain
- Tee language, a language spoken in Nigeria
- TEE as Trusted execution environment, a standard for computer security
- Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (Birmingham City University)
- Tees, Alberta, a hamlet in Alberta, Canada
- Tee, also known as Ofisa Toleafoa, a competitor on the X Factor Australia 2014
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Etymology 1 n. 1 (Latn-def en name T t) 2 Something shaped like the letter (term: T). Found in compounds such as ''tee-shirt, tee-beam, tee-frame, tee-iron, tee-headed, http://en.wikipedi
org/wiki/Piping%20and%20plumbing%20fitting%23Tee (T-splitter), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee%20(command)''... 3 T-shirt Etymology 2
1 (context transitive obsolete English) To draw; lead. 2 (context intransitive obsolete English) To draw away; go; proceed. Etymology 3
n. 1 (context golf English) A flat area of ground from which players hit their first shots on a golf hole. 2 (context golf baseball English) A usually wooden or plastic peg from which a ball is hit. 3 (context curling English) The target area of a curling rink 4 The mark at which players aim in quoits. vb. (context golf English) To place a ball on a tee
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tee \Tee\, n. [Cf. Icel. tj[=a] to show, mark.]
The mark aimed at in curling and in quoits.
The nodule of earth, or a short peg stuck into the ground, from which the ball is struck at the beginning of play for each hole in golf.
Tee \Tee\, n.
A short piece of pipe having a lateral outlet, used to connect a line of pipe with a pipe at a right angle with the line; -- so called because it resembles the letter T in shape.
The letter T, t; also, something shaped like, or resembling in form, the letter T.
Tee \Tee\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Teed; p. pr. & vb. n. Teeing.] (Golf) To place (the ball) on a tee; also called to tee up.
v. place on a tee; "tee golf balls" [syn: tee up]
connect with a tee; "tee two pipes"
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
in golf, 1721, back-formation from teaz (1673), taken as a plural; a Scottish word of uncertain origin. The original form was a little heap of sand. The verb meaning "place a ball on a golf tee" is recorded from 1670s; figurative sense of "to make ready" (usually with up) is recorded from 1938. Teed off in the figurative sense of "angry, annoyed" is first recorded 1953, probably as a euphemism for p(iss)ed off.
Usage examples of "tee".
If aw fan misen teed to a thing, At could work, ait an live, withaat brains.
At dusk he anchored for the night in the tee of one of the larger islands.
As he and Eccles walk together toward the first tee he feels dragged down, lame.
In avoiding looking at Eccles he looks at the ball, which sits high on the tee and already seems free of the ground.
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Dallie thought he saw Seve sneak a look at Francesca before he teed up.
Owen of Ailswyth and Donald of Tees are ignorant men, uneducated mercenaries whose tales stir the imagination, but are, nonetheless, mere stories.
We swung around the Civic Center and were sitting in traffic at Pershing Square, me now four cars behind and counting the homeless bag ladies around the Square, when I spotted the guy in the Grateful Dead tee shirt from the yakitori grill.
The girls he dropped in the sandbox beside the courts, Bitsy he asked to hit grounders at him off the batting tee.
Up front, the off-duty bettors were crowded around the screen, waiting to see the foursome hit their tee shots.
Ignoring the quadrupedal Teest, which ambled in an awkward plantigrade gait across his path, he headed for the enemy ship, now bathed in lights.
Only Jimmy Tee was a con man, working the small cons by the time Platt had met him, though in his prime he had done a lot of second- and third-man parts in big stings.
Jimmy Tee having a weakness for good blended whisky, and the old man had taught Platt a major lesson.
Willie looked out of it when he hooked his tee shot badly on the twentieth hole, but Jimmy three-putted from the edge, so the playoff continued.
Tee Bobby had skated on the edge of the system, shining people on, getting by on rebop and charm and convincing others he was more trickster than miscreant.