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ti1

[tee] /ti/
noun, plural tis. Music.
1.
the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone B.
Also, te.
Compare sol-fa (def 1).
Origin of ti1
1835-1845
1835-45; substituted for si to avoid confusion with the sharp of sol. See gamut

ti2

[tee] /ti/
noun, plural tis.
1.
a widely cultivated tropical plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the agave family, having narrow, leathery, often variegated leaves and yellowish, white, or reddish flowers.
Origin
Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1830-40

'tis

[tiz] /tɪz/
1.
a contraction of it is.
Usage note
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British Dictionary definitions for tis

ti1

/tiː/
noun
1.
(music) a variant spelling of te

ti2

/tiː/
noun (pl) tis
1.
a woody palmlike agave plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the East Indies, having white, mauve, or reddish flowers. The sword-shaped leaves are used for garments, fodder, thatch, etc, and the root for food and liquor
2.
a similar and related plant, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand
Word Origin
of Polynesian origin

Ti

Chemical symbol
1.
titanium

'tis

/tɪz/
contraction
1.
it is
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Word Origin and History for tis

'tis

abbreviation of it is, first recorded mid-15c.

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tis in Medicine

Ti
The symbol for the element titanium.

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tis in Science
Ti  
The symbol for titanium.
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