[ US /ˈdɛɫtə/ ]
[ UK /dˈɛltɐ/ ]
  1. a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
    the Mississippi River delta
    the Nile delta
  2. an object shaped like an equilateral triangle
  3. the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
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How To Use delta In A Sentence

  • There are high precipices that are backed by the papyrus and ambatch swamps that form the delta of the Kagera River.
  • They change the angle of attack from acute within the central delta, to near neutral over the outer triangular sail panel.
  • In time, as the Ecca Sea filled with sediment and the deltas prograded basinward, large tracts of river channels and floodplains emerged.
  • Life in Color: Green A green frog sits atop a large lily pad in the waters of Atchafalaya Delta.
  • The watermen of the Mississippi delta will tell you that if you wish to gauge the magnitude of a vessel that has passed by, all you have to do is measure the size of the waves the vessel has left in its wake. Manifesting Michelangelo
  • Today the burnt-out houses stand as a monument to the failed hope that democratic rule would rescue the delta.
  • A small group of six chemicals (monocrotophos, glyphosate, metamidophos, zineb, benomyl and deltamethrin) belonging to different chemical classes were used by 50 or more workers.
  • Is it real America or does that community's name disqualify the Brazilians of the Mississippi Delta? Burns Strider: Just When You Thought You Were American -- Conservatives Say Not So Fast
  • For example this amp has a built-in Deltacomp adaptive limiter which is designed to prevent the power amp from distorting. Epinions Recent Content for Home
  • John Cuming of Delta said there were positive indications as reflected in the short term inflow of foreign capital and the stability of the rand. ANC Daily News Briefing
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