# Waht is K?

In advertisements the salary is mentioned as 20K-30K. What is the exact meaning of K. I know K means Thousand. What is K??

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• Anonymous

Meanings for K

* In accounting and investment banking, K = 1000 (similar to the use in the SI system below).

* In astronomy,

o K stands for an orangish class of stars in the Morgan-Keenan system.

o K is a provisional designation prefix for any comet, asteroid, or minor planet discovered between May 16 and 31 of a year.

o in infrared astronomy, the K-band is the region around 2.2 µm wavelength.

* In baseball, K is the abbreviation for a swinging strikeout. (A backwards K is the symbol for a "looking" strikeout in baseball scorekeeping.) The letter K is also commonly used, particularly in boxscores and other contexts that don't distinguish between swinging and looking strikeouts, to indicate a strikeout of any kind.

* In biochemistry, K is the symbol for the amino acid lysine.

* In Boolean algebra, a K-map is an abbreviation for a Karnaugh map.

* In chemistry,

o K is the symbol for potassium (from its Latin name kalium).

o K is the symbol for the equilibrium constant.

o k is the symbol for the reaction rate constant.

o K is the symbol for temperature in degrees kelvin.

* In chess, K is a notation symbol for the king piece.

* In the CMYK color model, K stands for the color black.

* In commerce, a circled K, Ⓚ, on a food product indicates kosher certification.

* In combinatory logic of computer science, K is the name of a fundamental combinator, the constant function.

* In computing,

o K is a binary prefix meaning 210 = 1,024 (compare with use as a prefix in the SI system below).

o K is an obsolete abbreviation for kilobyte (now kB or KB)

o K also refers to the K programming language.

* In Discordianism, a circled K, Ⓚ, indicates the material is Kopyleft

* In economics, K is the abbreviation for capital.

* In education, K is the abbreviation for kindergarten, as in K-12.

* In engineering, K is an abbreviation denoting a kip (1k = 1000 pound force).

* In English slang, K is an abbreviation for ketamine.

* In film, K is a character played by Tommy Lee Jones in the films Men in Black and Men in Black 2

* In film ratings, K means "content may be suitable for all ages."

* In finance, K is the New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol for the Kellogg Company.

* In Hong Kong slang, K is the abbreviation for karaoke.

* In gold, K is the abbreviation for karat (in the American spelling).

* In international license plate codes, K stands for Cambodia.

* In internet slang, K stands for okay.

* In law, K is a common abbreviation for contract.

* In library science, K is the Library of Congress classification designation for books about law.

* In logic, K is the simplest system of modal logic (K stands for "Kripke").

* In mathematics, Kn denotes the complete graph on n vertices.

* In the logistic model for population growth, K denotes carrying capacity.

* In some motion picture rating systems, K means "content may be suitable for all ages."

* In music, K. numbers identify the compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the catalog compiled by Ludwig von Köchel (sometimes abbreviated K.V., standing for Köchel-Verzeichnis). K. numbers are also used to identify the compositions of Domenico Scarlatti in the catalog compiled by Ralph Kirkpatrick. K is also an album by Kula Shaker and an independent record company based in Olympia, Washington, co-founded by Calvin Johnson.

* In nutrition, K is a vitamin which is essential in blood coagulation (or, as it is known in German, koagulation, thus the name).

* In physics,

o k is the symbol for the Boltzmann constant.

o k is the symbol for the spring constant in Hooke's law.

o k is In symbol for thermal conductivity.

o k is the symbol for Wavenumber.

* In a deck of playing cards, the letter K is used to mark each of the kings.

* In politics, K refers to the Keskustapuolue (Centre Party of Finland), or to the politics and followers of President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner.

* K can be short for the record label K Records.

* As the first letter of a postal code,

o In Canada, K stands for Eastern Ontario.

o the K band ranges from 12 to 93 GHz

o the NATO K band ranges from 20 to 40 GHz

o K is one of the ITU prefixes allocated to the United States. K is generally used as the first letter of callsigns allocated to broadcast television or radio stations west of the Mississippi river.

o As a procedural signal, K means "go ahead" or "over".

* In semiconductors, electronics, and physics, it is the symbol for the dielectric constant. See Low-K.

* In the SI system (the metric system),

o k is an SI prefix denoting 103 = 1,000 (one thousand). Consequently, the letter K can be used in spoken conversation to mean "thousand". Compare with use as a binary prefix in computing above. In the case of money, the notation \$12k is used for \$12,000, not k\$12 or 12 k\$.

o K is the symbol for the SI base unit for temperature, the kelvin.

* In Slang, K refers to the drug Ketamine

* In World War II, K was the designation for Japanese Navy trainer aircraft.

* In the work of Franz Kafka, the protagonist of The Trial is called Joseph K., and the protagonist of The Castle is called simply K.

* K is usually the beginning letter in Applications designed for KDE, usually due to a deliberate misspelling (e.g., Konqueror)

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* In Taiwan, "K書" (literally k the book) means read the book.

* A character in the manga and anime, Gravitation.

You are right K = a thousand, 20 K = 20 thousand dollars

K is a prefix for any type of units. For example, 1KB is equal to 1000 bytes. K actually means 1000. So 20k to 30k means 20,000 to 30,000 dollars.

However, in chemistry, K is a chemical symbol for potassium.

• Anonymous

K is simply short for the prefix 'kilo', which means a thousand...

kilometer = 1000 meters

kilogram = 1000 grams

etc.

I think it's a latin word.

• 3 years ago

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• Anonymous
4 years ago

A thousand

1 thousand, a thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k

yes it means thousand dollars a year

• Anonymous

its shorthand for

Main Entry: kilo-

Function: combining form

Etymology: French, modification of Greek chilioi

: thousand <kiloton>