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What does "k" in Incubator mean?

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Does it meat "thousand"?

If yes, shouldn't it be written with a capital letter?

If no, what does it stand for then?:)

Thanks

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4 years ago

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
Puddleglum
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10k means 10,000. :)

Not capitalizing it is probably just a stylistic choice.

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Thanks:)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83
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I believe it may be the standardisation as (k) is kilometre and (K) is kelvin. I'm reasonably sure that's the reason.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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I've never seen it capitalized for "1000".

edit: wrong link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefix#List_of_prefixes

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

I've seen it capitalized, I think it's probably stylistic.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
Hohenems
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I found this:
" K
an informal abbreviation for one thousand used in
expressions where the unit is understood, such as "10K
run" (10 kilometers) or "700K disk" (700 kilobytes or
kibibytes). Note that "K" is also the symbol for the
kelvin (see below). Also note that the symbol for the
metric prefix kilo- (1000) is actually k-, not K-. "

here: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/60697.html

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Reply24 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

I meant that the choice was stylistic, but either way, it's not a big deal.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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K = Kelvin ... the kelvin river is in Glasgow.... Kelvinside is the posh area of Glasgow and A Glasgow Kelvinside accent is a very posh accent

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

In this case, Hohenems was probably talking about degrees Kelvin, an unrelated temperature measurement...

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

Cant believe I've never heard of Kelvin in Glasgow. I know Milngavie (try getting non-Scottish speakers to pronounce that!) That was reasonably posh. I stayed there for a few days one year, But my cousin's family lived in Bearsden, which I remember as very posh. I had another cousin in Morningside, in Edinburgh, which was equally 'Posh.' I think we (The English boys) must have been the 'poor relations.'

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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OK Now I see:) You're very helpful, thanks:)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Maybe:) I asked because in my dictionary it is capitalized and just wanted to be sure:)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lamyrtilleverte

Why did people downvote this?

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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This discussion was a basic question, rather than a meaty discussion. Most discussions (of any kind) get a few down votes. However, the meatier discussions hide it well through up votes. So, I wouldn't worry about it too much. :)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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I was wondering the same thing, after all it was just a question:)

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Reply4 years ago