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Is dex a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word dex is a Scrabble US word. The word dex is worth 11 points in Scrabble:


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Yes. The word dex is a Scrabble UK word and has 11 points:


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You can make 6 words from 'dex' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'dex'

DEX 11XED 11

2 letters words from 'dex'

DE 3ED 3
EX 9 

All 3 letters words made out of dex

dex edx dxe xde exd xed

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Definitions and meaning of dex


Etymology 1

Contraction of decimal exponent.


dex (plural dexes)

  1. (physics and astrophysics) An order or factor of ten.
    • 2004, Cartledge et al 2004, The Homogeneity of Interstellar Oxygen in the Galactic Disk, Abstract, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 613, Issue 2, pp. 1037-1048,
      The data points for low-<nH> paths are scattered more widely than those for denser sight lines, because O/H ratios for such paths shorter than 800 pc are generally about 0.10 dex lower than the values for longer ones.
Usage notes

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

See also
  • order of magnitude, decibel

Etymology 2

By shortening.


dex (uncountable)

  1. (role-playing games) Dexterity.
    • 2000, "Billy Shields", The truth about offhand procs (on newsgroup
      Establish a proccing percentage of a weapon by putting it in the primary hand and then put it in your offhand and check the proccing percentage with varying levels of dual wield skill (while keeping level and dex constant).

Etymology 3

Shortening of various drug names.


dex (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) Dextromethorphan.
  2. (medicine, colloquial) Dexamethasone.
  3. (colloquial) Dextroamphetamine/dexedrine.


  • Exd.




  1. An expression used by some locals in Bergen (Norway) to emphasize that something is good, nice.



  • IPA(key): /dɛx/



  1. river

  • a pill containing Dexedrine, a sulfate used as a stimulant.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)