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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. selenium.
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SE

or S.E.

se-

  1. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “apart”: seduce; select.
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Origin of se-

< Latin sē(d) (preposition), sē- (prefix) without, apart
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  • After which, thar ain't no se'f respectin' camp that'll stand for my game.'

    Faro Nell and Her Friends

    Alfred Henry Lewis

  • "I'se warrant he's gleb eneuch to call for his siller when it's due to him," said a third.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • By this ye may se it is harde to fynde a woman wythout an excuse.

  • By this a man may se, that a womans answer is neuer to seke.

  • By this tale ye may se, that the children in this our tyme be very prudent to get money.


British Dictionary definitions for se

se

the internet domain name for
  1. Sweden
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Se

the chemical symbol for
  1. selenium
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SE

symbol for
  1. southeast(ern)
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Word Origin and History for se

se-

word-forming element, from Latin se-, collateral form of sed- "without, apart, aside, on one's own," related to sed, Latin reflexive pronoun (accusative and ablative), from PIE *sed-, extended form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (cf. German sich; see idiom).

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se in Medicine

Se

  1. The symbol for the elementselenium

se in Science

Se

selenium

[sĭ-lēnē-əm]
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