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Ik \Ik\, pron. [See I.] I. [Obs.]
--Piers Plowman.

Note: The Northern dialectic form of I, in Early English, corresponding to ich of the Southern.


IK or Ik may mean:

  • IK Investment Partners, a European private equity firm
  • Imran Khan, Pakistani politician and former cricketer
  • Inupiaq language (ISO 639 alpha-2), a group of dialects of the Inuit language, spoken in Alaska
  • Ik people of Uganda
    • The Ik language
  • Ik River in Russia
  • IK code, a classification of resistance to mechanical impacts
  • an abbreviation for Inverse kinematics, a branch of mechanics
  • an acronym for Index Kewensis, a publication maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • an abbreviation for Iparretarrak, the Basque nationalist organization
  • the IATA airline designator of Imair Airlines
  • the regional code for Ilm-Kreis in Germany
  • an abbreviation for the German term Internationale Kerze (international candle), an old photometric unit to measure luminous intensity
  • a Dutch word for " I" (the first-person singular personal pronoun in the subject case)
  • an abbreviation for the computer game International Karate
  • Indigenous knowledge, another name for traditional knowledge such as that held by indigenous peoples
  • IK, a protein-encoding gene
IK (gene)

Protein Red is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IK gene.

Usage examples of "ik".

I do not believe that the Iks are representative of isolated, revealed man, unobscured by social habits.