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G \G\ (j[=e])

  1. G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.

    Note: The form of G is from the Latin, in the alphabet which it first appeared as a modified form of C. The name is also from the Latin, and probably comes to us through the French. Etymologically it is most closely related to a c hard, k y, and w; as in corn, grain, kernel; kin L. genus, Gr. ?; E. garden, yard; drag, draw; also to ch and h; as in get, prehensile; guest, host (an army); gall, choler; gust, choose. See C.

  2. (Mus.) G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G[sharp] (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

seventh letter of the alphabet, invented by the Romans; for its history see C. As a movie rating in the U.S., 1966, standing for general. Standing for gravity in physics since 1785.


Etymology 1 letter (Latn-def en letter 7 gee) num. (Latn-def en ordinal 7 gee) Etymology 2

n. 1 (context physics English) A unit of gravitational acceleration. 2 (alternative case form of G lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: grand: thousand).

  1. n. a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram [syn: gram, gramme, gm]

  2. a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine [syn: guanine]

  3. one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose) [syn: deoxyguanosine monophosphate]

  4. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, grand, thou, yard]

  5. a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated [syn: gee, g-force]

  6. a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes [syn: gigabyte, GB]

  7. (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation [syn: gravitational constant, universal gravitational constant, constant of gravitation]

  8. the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet


/ is a letter which combines the common letter G with a tilde.

The letter does not exist in many alphabets. Examples of alphabets with this letter are:

  • Guarani alphabet – where the tilde marks nasalisation
  • Filipino alphabet – only during the Spanish Colonial Period and up to the mid-20th century (See Filipino orthography#Adoption of the Latin script)
  • Sumerian language – an extinct language
  • Northern Sami orthography – g̃ appears in the Sami alphabet used by Rask in Ræsonneret lappisk sproglære in 1832

Ĝ or ĝ (G circumflex) is a consonant in Esperanto orthography, representing a voiced postalveolar affricate (either palato-alveolar or retroflex), and is equivalent to a voiced postalveolar affricate or a voiced retroflex affricate .

While Esperanto orthography uses a diacritic for its four postalveolar consonants, as do the Latin-based Slavic alphabets, the base letters are Romano-Germanic. Ĝ is based on the letter g, which has this sound in English and Italian before the vowels i and e (with some exceptions in English), to better preserve the shape of borrowings from those languages (such as ĝenerala from general) than Slavic đ would.


Ğ, or ğ, is a letter, known as g- breve in English, used in Turkish, Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, and Laz.




Ǵ, ǵ ( G with acute accent) represents the Pashto letter "Geh" ( ږ) and the cyrillic letter Ѓ.

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G (disambiguation)

G is the seventh letter of the alphabet. It can also refer to:

G (Club Penguin)
G (2002 film)

G is a 2002 American drama film directed by Christopher Scott Cherot. It is loosely based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The title character, "G", played by Richard T. Jones, is a Hip-hop music mogul who is looking to win back the love of his life, Sky (based on the character Daisy Buchanan from the original novel).

G (2004 film)

G: Methamphetamine on the Navajo Nation, known simply as G is a 2004 independent documentary film directed and produced by Shonie De La Rosa and Larry Blackhorse Lowe. It explores the effect that methamphetamine has had on the Navajo Nation and interviews the people whose lives have been affected by the highly addictive drug.

G (Gerald Levert album)

G (previously titled Just G) is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer Gerald Levert. The album was originally scheduled to be released on September 21, 1999 but was pushed back and released on March 7, 2000 after being delayed from its release. The album peaked at #2 on the Top R&B Albums and at #8 on the Billboard 200.

G (New York City Subway service)

The G Brooklyn–Queens Crosstown Local is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. Its route emblem, or "bullet", is colored since it uses the IND Crosstown Line. The G operates at all times between Court Square in Long Island City, Queens and Church Avenue in Kensington, Brooklyn via the IND Crosstown and Culver lines. In Queens, it only serves two stations – Court Square and 21st Street, both in Long Island City – but previously served all stations to and from 71st Avenue in Forest Hills on the IND Queens Boulevard Line. It is the only non-shuttle service in the system that does not serve Manhattan and suffers from frequent disruptions and poor service, leading to criticism from politicians and residents of the neighborhoods through which it travels.


Ǧ/ǧ ( G with caron, Unicode code points U+01E6 and U+01E7) is a letter used in several Latin orthographies.

In the Romany and Skolt Sami languages, it represents the palatalized g .

It has also been used in Czech (and Slovak) orthographies until the middle of the 19th century to represent the consonant , whereas " g" stood for .

In a romanization of Pashto, ǧ is used to represent (equivalent to غ).

In the Berber Latin alphabet, ǧ is pronounced as an English J, like in Jimmy.

In Lakota, ǧ represents voiced uvular fricative .

In DIN 31635 Arabic transliteration it represents the letter ().

G (musical note)

Sol, So, or G is the fifth note of the fixed-Do solfège starting on C. As such it is the dominant, a perfect fifth above C or perfect fourth below C.

When calculated in equal temperament with a reference of A above middle C as 440 Hz, the frequency of Middle G (G) note is approximately 391.995 Hz. See pitch for a discussion of historical variations in frequency.

It has enharmonic equivalents of F (a diatonic semitone below G) and A (a diatonic semitone above G).

G (King Creosote album)

G is the fourteenth studio album by King Creosote. It was released in 2001.

Usage examples of "g".

Pewt dident give me his fathers pigs bladder that he promised me when i let him see the fite when Gim Erly licked Will Simpkins.

As the rest of the sec men started returning fire with their flintlocks, Krysty rolled a gren under the armored wag.

Zaks, more than anything else, enabled the Side 3 Zeon Archduchy to embark on its War of Independence and helped the opening rounds of the One Week Battle to go more or less as Gren and Krishia Zavi had expected.

She was a fine woman from a good Archduchy family and loved him deeply, but she had been passed along to him from Gren, and he had never been completely able to shake off a sense of humiliation.

Even as Jeff had been receiving information from the Genessee, he had Gollee Gren contacting the Mrdini High Council representative stationed on Earth.

His black hair was drenched with sweat and plastered to his skull, and his eyes were bloodshot from pulling Gs.

In the second level, that of the canopies, is found an incredible variety of birds, Warblers, finches, mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot, and many more.

A single HE gren was found and added to the small pile on the crate, then a battered Claymore mine in questionable working condition.

They were all Gs, of course, in a crystal drive, and to her intense relief, each emitted a pure unblemished tone.

He had been given to understand by Gollee Gren that the abortive incident had been expunged from the record.

It climbs steeply until its acceleration reaches two Gs, then freefalls, creating a weightless environment for twenty or thirty seconds.

Bird Dog followed the orders instantly, sluing the jet around in a violent turn that pushed her up to max Gs.

Somehow he got his visor up and swabbed away the sweat that poured into his eyes when he pulled Gs, this while he threaded his way up the valley and looked above and aft to see what the Russian was up to.