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l  

, L  
      n   pl   , l's, L's, Ls  
1    the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet  
2    a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label  
3   
a    something shaped like an L  
b    (in combination)  
an L-shaped room     


B/L   , b/l, b.l.   pl   , Bs/L, bs/l, bs.l  
      abbrev. for   bill of lading  
Bs/L  
      abbrev. for   bills of lading  
D/L  
      abbrev. for   demand loan  
l  
      symbol for  
1    litre  
2      (Physics)   lepton number  
L  
      symbol for  
1    ell (unit)  
2    lambert(s)  
3    large  
4    Latin  
5    (on British motor vehicles) learner driver  
6      (Physics)   length  
7    live  
8      (Currency)  
a    Usually written £. pound  
     (Latin libra)  
b    lempira  
c    lek  
d    leu  
e    lire  
9      (Aeronautics)   lift  
10      (Electronics)   inductor (in circuit diagrams)  
11      (Physics)   latent heat  
12      (Physics)   self-inductance  
13      (Chem)   the Avogadro constant  
14   
      the roman numeral for   50  
   See       Roman numerals  
15   
      international car registration for   Luxembourg  
L.   , l.  
      abbrev. for  
1    lake  
2    law  
3    leaf  
4    league  
5    left  
6    length  
7    liber  
     (Latin: book)  
8    pl   , LL, ll   line  
9    link  
10    low  
L.  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Politics)   Liberal  
2    (in titles) Licentiate  
3    Linnaeus  
4    (fraternal) Lodge  
L/C   , l/c, lc  
      abbrev. for   letter of credit  
l'chaim  
      interj  
      n      a variant spelling of       lechaim  
L/Cpl  
      abbrev. for   lance corporal  
L-D converter  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a vessel in which steel is made from pig iron by blowing oxygen into the molten metal through a water-cooled tube  
     (C20: L(inz)-D(onawitz), from the Austrian towns of Linz and Donawitz, where the process was first used successfully)  
L-dopa  
      n   a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4,   (Also called)    levodopa  
     (C20: from L-d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine))  
L-driver  
      n     (Brit)   a learner-driver: a person who is learning to drive, has not yet passed the official driving test, and must be accompanied by a qualified driver and display L-plates on the car  
L/P     (Printing)  
      abbrev. for   letterpress  
L-plate  
      n     (Brit)   a white rectangle with an ``L'' sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red ``L'' sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green ``L'' sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test  
L'pool  
      abbrev. for   Liverpool  
L.S.D.   , £.s.d., l.s.d.     (in Britain, esp. formerly)  
      abbrev. for   librae, solidi, denarii  
     (Latin: pounds, shillings, pence)  
P & L  
      abbrev. for   profit and loss  
q.l.     (in prescriptions)  
      abbrev. for   quantum libet  
     (Latin: as much as you please)  
Toussaint L'Ouverture     (French)  
      n   Pierre Dominique (<PH:p><PH:j><PH:E><PH:r> <PH:d><PH:%><PH:m><PH:i><PH:n><PH:i><PH:k>). ?1743--1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France  
trompe l'oeil     (French)  
      n   pl   , trompe l'oeils  
1    a painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality  
2    an effect of this kind  
     (from French, literally: deception of the eye)  
Villiers de l'Isle Adam     (French)  
      n   August, Comte de (<PH:o><PH:g><PH:y><PH:s><PH:t><PH:,> <PH:k><PH:P><PH:t> <PH:d><PH:&>). 1838--89, French poet and dramatist; pioneer of the symbolist movement. His works include Contes cruels (1883) and the play Axel (1885)  
w.l.   , WL  
      abbrev. for   water line  
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L  
      symbol for  
1    ell (unit)  
2    lambert(s)  
3    large  
4    Latin  
5    (on British motor vehicles) learner driver  
6      (Physics)   length  
7    live  
8      (Currency)  
a    Usually written £. pound  
     (Latin libra)  
b    lempira  
c    lek  
d    leu  
e    lire  
9      (Aeronautics)   lift  
10      (Electronics)   inductor (in circuit diagrams)  
11      (Physics)   latent heat  
12      (Physics)   self-inductance  
13      (Chem)   the Avogadro constant  
14   
      the roman numeral for   50  
   See       Roman numerals  
15   
      international car registration for   Luxembourg  


B/L   , b/l, b.l.   pl   , Bs/L, bs/l, bs.l  
      abbrev. for   bill of lading  
Bs/L  
      abbrev. for   bills of lading  
D/L  
      abbrev. for   demand loan  
l   , L  
      n   pl   , l's, L's, Ls  
1    the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet  
2    a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label  
3   
a    something shaped like an L  
b    (in combination)  
an L-shaped room     
l  
      symbol for  
1    litre  
2      (Physics)   lepton number  
L.   , l.  
      abbrev. for  
1    lake  
2    law  
3    leaf  
4    league  
5    left  
6    length  
7    liber  
     (Latin: book)  
8    pl   , LL, ll   line  
9    link  
10    low  
L.  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Politics)   Liberal  
2    (in titles) Licentiate  
3    Linnaeus  
4    (fraternal) Lodge  
L/C   , l/c, lc  
      abbrev. for   letter of credit  
l'chaim  
      interj  
      n      a variant spelling of       lechaim  
L/Cpl  
      abbrev. for   lance corporal  
L-D converter  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a vessel in which steel is made from pig iron by blowing oxygen into the molten metal through a water-cooled tube  
     (C20: L(inz)-D(onawitz), from the Austrian towns of Linz and Donawitz, where the process was first used successfully)  
L-dopa  
      n   a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4,   (Also called)    levodopa  
     (C20: from L-d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine))  
L-driver  
      n     (Brit)   a learner-driver: a person who is learning to drive, has not yet passed the official driving test, and must be accompanied by a qualified driver and display L-plates on the car  
L/P     (Printing)  
      abbrev. for   letterpress  
L-plate  
      n     (Brit)   a white rectangle with an ``L'' sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red ``L'' sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green ``L'' sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test  
L'pool  
      abbrev. for   Liverpool  
L.S.D.   , £.s.d., l.s.d.     (in Britain, esp. formerly)  
      abbrev. for   librae, solidi, denarii  
     (Latin: pounds, shillings, pence)  
P & L  
      abbrev. for   profit and loss  
q.l.     (in prescriptions)  
      abbrev. for   quantum libet  
     (Latin: as much as you please)  
Toussaint L'Ouverture     (French)  
      n   Pierre Dominique (<PH:p><PH:j><PH:E><PH:r> <PH:d><PH:%><PH:m><PH:i><PH:n><PH:i><PH:k>). ?1743--1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France  
trompe l'oeil     (French)  
      n   pl   , trompe l'oeils  
1    a painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality  
2    an effect of this kind  
     (from French, literally: deception of the eye)  
Villiers de l'Isle Adam     (French)  
      n   August, Comte de (<PH:o><PH:g><PH:y><PH:s><PH:t><PH:,> <PH:k><PH:P><PH:t> <PH:d><PH:&>). 1838--89, French poet and dramatist; pioneer of the symbolist movement. His works include Contes cruels (1883) and the play Axel (1885)  
w.l.   , WL  
      abbrev. for   water line  

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l   , L         
      n   pl   , l's, L's, Ls  
1    the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet  
2    a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label  
3   
a    something shaped like an L  
b    (in combination)  
an L-shaped room     


B/L   , b/l, b.l.          pl   , Bs/L, bs/l, bs.l  
      abbrev. for   bill of lading  
Bs/L  
      abbrev. for   bills of lading  
D/L  
      abbrev. for   demand loan  
l  
      symbol for  
1    litre  
2      (Physics)   lepton number  
L  
      symbol for  
1    ell (unit)  
2    lambert(s)  
3    large  
4    Latin  
5    (on British motor vehicles) learner driver  
6      (Physics)   length  
7    live  
8      (Currency)  
a    Usually written £. pound  
     (Latin libra)  
b    lempira  
c    lek  
d    leu  
e    lire  
9      (Aeronautics)   lift  
10      (Electronics)   inductor (in circuit diagrams)  
11      (Physics)   latent heat  
12      (Physics)   self-inductance  
13      (Chem)   the Avogadro constant  
14   
      the roman numeral for   50  
   See       Roman numerals  
15   
      international car registration for   Luxembourg  
L.   , l.         
      abbrev. for  
1    lake  
2    law  
3    leaf  
4    league  
5    left  
6    length  
7    liber  
     (Latin: book)  
8    pl   , LL, ll   line  
9    link  
10    low  
L.  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Politics)   Liberal  
2    (in titles) Licentiate  
3    Linnaeus  
4    (fraternal) Lodge  
L/C   , l/c, lc         
      abbrev. for   letter of credit  
l'chaim  
      interj  
      n      a variant spelling of       lechaim  
L/Cpl  
      abbrev. for   lance corporal  
L-D converter  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a vessel in which steel is made from pig iron by blowing oxygen into the molten metal through a water-cooled tube  
     (C20: L(inz)-D(onawitz), from the Austrian towns of Linz and Donawitz, where the process was first used successfully)  
L-dopa  
      n   a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4,   (Also called)    levodopa  
     (C20: from L-d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine))  
L-driver  
      n     (Brit)   a learner-driver: a person who is learning to drive, has not yet passed the official driving test, and must be accompanied by a qualified driver and display L-plates on the car  
L/P     (Printing)  
      abbrev. for   letterpress  
L-plate  
      n     (Brit)   a white rectangle with an ``L'' sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red ``L'' sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green ``L'' sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test  
L'pool  
      abbrev. for   Liverpool  
L.S.D.   , £.s.d., l.s.d.     (in Britain, esp. formerly)  
      abbrev. for   librae, solidi, denarii  
     (Latin: pounds, shillings, pence)  
P & L  
      abbrev. for   profit and loss  
q.l.     (in prescriptions)  
      abbrev. for   quantum libet  
     (Latin: as much as you please)  
Toussaint L'Ouverture     (French)  
      n   Pierre Dominique (<PH:p><PH:j><PH:E><PH:r> <PH:d><PH:%><PH:m><PH:i><PH:n><PH:i><PH:k>). ?1743--1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France  
trompe l'oeil     (French)  
      n   pl   , trompe l'oeils  
1    a painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality  
2    an effect of this kind  
     (from French, literally: deception of the eye)  
Villiers de l'Isle Adam     (French)  
      n   August, Comte de (<PH:o><PH:g><PH:y><PH:s><PH:t><PH:,> <PH:k><PH:P><PH:t> <PH:d><PH:&>). 1838--89, French poet and dramatist; pioneer of the symbolist movement. His works include Contes cruels (1883) and the play Axel (1885)  
w.l.   , WL  
      abbrev. for   water line  

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self-inductance  
      n   the inherent inductance of a circuit, given by the ratio of the electromotive force produced in the circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it. It is usually expressed in henries.,   (Symbol)    L            (Also called)    coefficient of self-induction  


B/L   , b/l, b.l.   pl   , Bs/L, bs/l, bs.l         
      abbrev. for   bill of lading  
Bs/L  
      abbrev. for   bills of lading  
D/L  
      abbrev. for   demand loan  
l   , L  
      n   pl   , l's, L's, Ls  
1    the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet  
2    a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label  
3   
a    something shaped like an L  
b    (in combination)  
an L-shaped room     
l  
      symbol for  
1    litre  
2      (Physics)   lepton number  
L  
      symbol for  
1    ell (unit)  
2    lambert(s)  
3    large  
4    Latin  
5    (on British motor vehicles) learner driver  
6      (Physics)   length  
7    live  
8      (Currency)  
a    Usually written £. pound  
     (Latin libra)  
b    lempira  
c    lek  
d    leu  
e    lire  
9      (Aeronautics)   lift  
10      (Electronics)   inductor (in circuit diagrams)  
11      (Physics)   latent heat  
12      (Physics)   self-inductance  
13      (Chem)   the Avogadro constant  
14   
      the roman numeral for   50  
   See       Roman numerals  
15   
      international car registration for   Luxembourg  
L.   , l.  
      abbrev. for  
1    lake  
2    law  
3    leaf  
4    league  
5    left  
6    length  
7    liber  
     (Latin: book)  
8    pl   , LL, ll   line  
9    link  
10    low  
L.  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Politics)   Liberal  
2    (in titles) Licentiate  
3    Linnaeus  
4    (fraternal) Lodge  
L/C   , l/c, lc  
      abbrev. for   letter of credit  
l'chaim  
      interj  
      n      a variant spelling of       lechaim  
L/Cpl  
      abbrev. for   lance corporal  
L-D converter  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a vessel in which steel is made from pig iron by blowing oxygen into the molten metal through a water-cooled tube  
     (C20: L(inz)-D(onawitz), from the Austrian towns of Linz and Donawitz, where the process was first used successfully)  
L-dopa  
      n   a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4,   (Also called)    levodopa  
     (C20: from L-d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine))  
L-driver  
      n     (Brit)   a learner-driver: a person who is learning to drive, has not yet passed the official driving test, and must be accompanied by a qualified driver and display L-plates on the car  
L/P     (Printing)  
      abbrev. for   letterpress  
L-plate  
      n     (Brit)   a white rectangle with an ``L'' sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red ``L'' sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green ``L'' sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test  
L'pool  
      abbrev. for   Liverpool  
L.S.D.   , £.s.d., l.s.d.     (in Britain, esp. formerly)  
      abbrev. for   librae, solidi, denarii  
     (Latin: pounds, shillings, pence)  
P & L  
      abbrev. for   profit and loss  
q.l.     (in prescriptions)  
      abbrev. for   quantum libet  
     (Latin: as much as you please)  
Toussaint L'Ouverture     (French)  
      n   Pierre Dominique (<PH:p><PH:j><PH:E><PH:r> <PH:d><PH:%><PH:m><PH:i><PH:n><PH:i><PH:k>). ?1743--1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France  
trompe l'oeil     (French)  
      n   pl   , trompe l'oeils  
1    a painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality  
2    an effect of this kind  
     (from French, literally: deception of the eye)  
Villiers de l'Isle Adam     (French)  
      n   August, Comte de (<PH:o><PH:g><PH:y><PH:s><PH:t><PH:,> <PH:k><PH:P><PH:t> <PH:d><PH:&>). 1838--89, French poet and dramatist; pioneer of the symbolist movement. His works include Contes cruels (1883) and the play Axel (1885)  
w.l.   , WL  
      abbrev. for   water line  

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l  
      symbol for  
1    litre  
2      (Physics)   lepton number  


B/L   , b/l, b.l.   pl   , Bs/L, bs/l, bs.l  
      abbrev. for   bill of lading  
Bs/L  
      abbrev. for   bills of lading  
D/L  
      abbrev. for   demand loan  
l   , L  
      n   pl   , l's, L's, Ls  
1    the 12th letter and ninth consonant of the modern English alphabet  
2    a speech sound represented by this letter, usually a lateral, as in label  
3   
a    something shaped like an L  
b    (in combination)  
an L-shaped room     
L  
      symbol for  
1    ell (unit)  
2    lambert(s)  
3    large  
4    Latin  
5    (on British motor vehicles) learner driver  
6      (Physics)   length  
7    live  
8      (Currency)  
a    Usually written £. pound  
     (Latin libra)  
b    lempira  
c    lek  
d    leu  
e    lire  
9      (Aeronautics)   lift  
10      (Electronics)   inductor (in circuit diagrams)  
11      (Physics)   latent heat  
12      (Physics)   self-inductance  
13      (Chem)   the Avogadro constant  
14   
      the roman numeral for   50  
   See       Roman numerals  
15   
      international car registration for   Luxembourg  
L.   , l.  
      abbrev. for  
1    lake  
2    law  
3    leaf  
4    league  
5    left  
6    length  
7    liber  
     (Latin: book)  
8    pl   , LL, ll   line  
9    link  
10    low  
L.  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Politics)   Liberal  
2    (in titles) Licentiate  
3    Linnaeus  
4    (fraternal) Lodge  
L/C   , l/c, lc  
      abbrev. for   letter of credit  
l'chaim  
      interj  
      n      a variant spelling of       lechaim  
L/Cpl  
      abbrev. for   lance corporal  
L-D converter  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a vessel in which steel is made from pig iron by blowing oxygen into the molten metal through a water-cooled tube  
     (C20: L(inz)-D(onawitz), from the Austrian towns of Linz and Donawitz, where the process was first used successfully)  
L-dopa  
      n   a substance occurring naturally in the body and used to treat Parkinson's disease. Formula: C9H11NO4,   (Also called)    levodopa  
     (C20: from L-d(ihydr)o(xy)p(henyl)a(lanine))  
L-driver  
      n     (Brit)   a learner-driver: a person who is learning to drive, has not yet passed the official driving test, and must be accompanied by a qualified driver and display L-plates on the car  
L/P     (Printing)  
      abbrev. for   letterpress  
L-plate  
      n     (Brit)   a white rectangle with an ``L'' sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red ``L'' sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green ``L'' sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test  
L'pool  
      abbrev. for   Liverpool  
L.S.D.   , £.s.d., l.s.d.     (in Britain, esp. formerly)  
      abbrev. for   librae, solidi, denarii  
     (Latin: pounds, shillings, pence)  
P & L  
      abbrev. for   profit and loss  
q.l.     (in prescriptions)  
      abbrev. for   quantum libet  
     (Latin: as much as you please)  
Toussaint L'Ouverture     (French)  
      n   Pierre Dominique (<PH:p><PH:j><PH:E><PH:r> <PH:d><PH:%><PH:m><PH:i><PH:n><PH:i><PH:k>). ?1743--1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France  
trompe l'oeil     (French)  
      n   pl   , trompe l'oeils  
1    a painting or decoration giving a convincing illusion of reality  
2    an effect of this kind  
     (from French, literally: deception of the eye)  
Villiers de l'Isle Adam     (French)  
      n   August, Comte de (<PH:o><PH:g><PH:y><PH:s><PH:t><PH:,> <PH:k><PH:P><PH:t> <PH:d><PH:&>). 1838--89, French poet and dramatist; pioneer of the symbolist movement. His works include Contes cruels (1883) and the play Axel (1885)  
w.l.   , WL  
      abbrev. for   water line  

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lem (L.M.) nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.

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n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"

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