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Definition of Delta

Delta

  1. A tract of land shaped like the letter delta (/), especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.
  2. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (/ /), answering to D.
  3. an object having the shape of the capital /.
  4. The closed figure produced by connecting three coils or circuits successively, end for end, esp. in a three-phase system; -- often used attributively, as delta winding, delta connection (which see), etc.

Delta Quotations

The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
Jack Nicholson

Few rappers realize the genre sprang from West African griots through Delta slave songs to jazz poetry and the comedic trash talk of 'the dozens.'
Quincy Jones

For anyone who feels they are overwhelmed by their job, or maybe they take their job too seriously or are working too hard, I say go to a safari, particularly the Okavango Delta, and just be humbled.
Jill Scott

Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.
Robert Plant

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Mark Knopfler
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Delta Translations

delta in Dutch is delta
delta in Hungarian is deltatorkolat, delta
delta in Spanish is delta

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