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KE, ke, and variations may refer to:


  • Ke (kana), the romanisation of the Japanese kana け and ケ
  • Small ke (ヶ), a Japanese character, a small form of ke (ケ)


  • Ke (surname) (kē, 柯), a transliteration of a common Chinese surname
  • , stage name of New York singer/songwriter/actor Kevin Grivois


Science and technology[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

  • In toxicology, a Key Event or KE is an element in a chain of biological events (or adverse outcome pathway) that eventually leads to adverse effects.
  • KE family, medical name for a family of Pakistani origin exhibiting a severe speech disorder
  • Kinetic energy penetrator or KE penetrator, a type of ammunition designed to penetrate vehicle armour
  • Elimination rate constant, a value used in pharmacokinetics to calculate the rate at which drugs are removed from the system
  • The Chinese name of Lithocarpus glaber, the Japanese oak, a tree species

Computing and the internet[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • Ke (unit), a traditional Chinese unit of decimal time lasting either 14.4 minutes or 15 minutes
  • Korean Air (IATA airline designator KE)
  • Operation Ke, the successful Japanese withdrawal from Guadalcanal in the Second World War
  • KE Adventure Travel LTD is a worldwide tour operator based in Keswick, United Kingdom.
  • The model name for the first generation Mazda CX-5.