from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Young Men's Christian Association, The Young Women's Christian Association, or one of their facilities. Used with the.
  • n. The Young Men's Hebrew Association, The Young Women's Hebrew Association, or one of their facilities. Used with the.
  • The symbol for the element yttrium.
  • The symbol for admittance.
  • The symbol for hypercharge.
  • abbr. year

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  • n. The twenty-fifth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • n. Symbol for yttrium
  • n. Symbol for prefix yotta-
  • n. IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for any pyrimidine
  • n. IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for tyrosine
  • n. Symbol for an unrestricted economy air fare.
  • abbr. yes
  • abbr. YMCA or YWCA
  • n. The twenty-fifth letter of the English alphabet, called wye and written in the Latin script.


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