American English

Definition of X symbol from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1x the number 10 in Roman numerals
  2. 2used to represent a kiss at the end of a letter, etc. Love from Kathy xxx.
  3. 3used to show a vote for someone in an election Write an X beside the candidate of your choice.
  4. 4used to show that a written answer is wrong
  5. 5used to show position, for example on a map X marks the spot.
  6. 6used in the past to show that no one younger than 17 was allowed to see a particular movie; now used in an unofficial way to describe a movie that contains a lot of sex compare NC-17
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: X