delta delta  /ˈdɛl tə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  2. (n) an object shaped like an equilateral triangle
  3. (n) the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet

Usage(s):

  1. The plebiscite was delayed in Rangoon and the delta, but apparently the junta still expects the region's stricken people to vote on May 24.
  2. In stricken delta towns like Kungyangon, Dedaye and Pyapon, almost every structure is damaged, many beyond repair.
  3. In village after remote village that I visited in the flooded delta, no government officials had come to assess the damage, much less bring desperately needed food, water or shelter.

News

  1. Delta Air Rises After Increasing Forecast on Operating Margin

    Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) rose after the world’s second-largest carrier increased the lower end of its operating-margin forecast for this quarter on strong travel demand and lower jet-fuel costs.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Delta Air Lines To Present At Deutsche Bank Global Conference;Webcast At 1:45PM

    Delta Air Lines To Present At Deutsche Bank Global Conference;Webcast At 1:45PM
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Delta Plane Strikes Light Pole While Preparing For Take-Off

    A Delta Airlines plane headed to Atlanta struck a light pole while preparing for take-off at Nashville International Airport on Thursday morning.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News Channel 5 Nashville

Quotes

  1. "Delta is in bankruptcy and bankruptcy is a very open process," Parker said. "The process is designed so that the creditors get the highest possible value for their clients. Given that process, what we have done is gone public with an...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Doug Parker Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Some international aid workers and NGOs have already gone into the regions of the Irrawaddy delta, without any problem," Ban, who visited Burma last week to meet with junta chief Senior Gen. Than Shwe, told reporters in New York on Tuesday.
    on May 28, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: FOXNews

  3. "The general amnesty I extended to all militants in the Niger Delta has led to the laying down of arms and a return of peace. Our role in ensuring stability of the energy market has led to a win-win situation for all participants in the market,"...
    on Oct 16, 2009 By: Yar Adua Source: Afrik.com

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