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SE

or S.E

se-

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a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “apart”:
seduce; select.
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

abbreviation
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Sweden

Se

Chemical symbol
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selenium

SE

symbol
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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
The symbol for the element selenium.

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Se in Science
Se  
The symbol for selenium.
selenium
  (sĭ-lē'nē-əm)   
Symbol Se
A nonmetallic element that occurs in a gray crystalline form, as a red powder, or as a black glassy material. It is highly photosensitive and can be used to convert light into electricity. Its ability to conduct electricity also increases with higher exposure to light. For these reasons selenium is used in photocopying technology, photography, and solar cells. Atomic number 34; atomic weight 78.96; melting point 217°C; boiling point 684.9°C; specific gravity (gray) 4.79; (red) 4.5; (black) 4.28; valence 2, 4, or 6. See Periodic Table.
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