see also: Delta, DELTA
  • IPA: /ˈdɛltə/, [ˈdɛɫtə]

delta (plural deltas)

  1. The fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet Δ, δ.
  2. A landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water.
    Nile Delta
  3. The letter D in the ICAO spelling alphabet, which assigns words to letters of the alphabet.
  4. (mathematics) The symbol Δ.
  5. (computing, informal) A small but noticeable effect. Compare epsilon.
    This will slow the main code path down, but only by delta.
  6. (computing) The set of differences between two versions of a file.
    When you update the file, the system will only save the deltas.
  7. (surveying) The angle subtended at the center of a circular arc.
  8. A type of cargo bike that has one wheel in front and two in back.
  9. (electrical, often, attributive) The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, especially in a three-phase system.
    delta winding; delta connection; delta current
  10. (finance) The rate of change in an option value with respect to the underlying asset's price.
  11. (chemistry) A value in delta notation indicating the relative abundances of isotopes.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: delta
  • Russian: де́льта
  • Spanish: delta
  • Italian: Domodossola
  • Portuguese:
  • Russian: де́льта

delta (deltas, present participle deltaing; past and past participle deltaed)

  • IPA: /ˈdɛltə/
Proper noun
  1. A census-designated place/and/unincorporated community in Clay County, Alabama.
  2. A municipality in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  3. A municipality in British Columbia, Canada.
  4. A city/and/home rule municipality/county seat in Delta County, Colorado.
  5. A municipality in Greece.
  6. An unincorporated community in Saline County, Illinois.
  7. A city in Keokuk County, Iowa.
  8. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Kentucky.
  9. A village in Madison Parish, Louisiana.
  10. A city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
  11. An unincorporated community in Stokes County, North Carolina.
  12. A village in Fulton County, Ohio.
  13. A village in Ontario, Canada.
  14. A borough in York County, Pennsylvania.
  15. A city in Millard County, Utah.
  16. A town/and/unincorporated community in Bayfield County, .


delta (plural deltas)

  1. Acronym of Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, an advanced qualification to teach English, higher than the CELTA, accredited by the University of Cambridge.
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