DEX

Etymology 1

Noun

dex (plural dexes)

(physics and astrophysics) An order or factor of ten.

Usage notes

Used both to refer to the function \(\mathrm{dex}(x) = 10^x\) and the number of (possibly fractional) orders of magnitude separating two numbers. \(\log_{10}(5) \approx 0.70\) and \(\log_{10}(8) \approx 0.90\), so the ratio of 8 to 5 is about 0.20 dex.

Etymology 2

By shortening.

Noun

dex (uncountable)

(RPG) Dexterity.

Etymology 3

Shortening of various drug names.

Noun

dex (uncountable)

(colloquial) Dextromethorphan.

(medicine, colloquial) Dexamethasone.

(colloquial) Dextroamphetamine/dexedrine.

Anagrams

• Exd.

Noun

DEX (uncountable)

(RPG) Abbreviation of dexterity point.

Anagrams

• Exd.

Source: Wiktionary



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