li

li

1
[lee]
noun Music.
  1. the solmization syllable used for the semitone between the sixth and seventh degrees of a scale.

Origin of li

1
alteration of la1

li

2
[lee]
noun, plural li.
  1. a Chinese unit of distance, equivalent to about one-third of a mile (0.5 km).

Origin of li

2
First recorded in 1580–90, li is from the Chinese word

li

3
[lee]
noun
  1. (in Chinese ethical philosophy) the etiquette traditionally prescribed for individuals or groups of people in a given situation.

Origin of li

3
First recorded in 1910–15, li is from the Chinese word

Li

[lee]
noun
  1. a member of an aboriginal people of the island of Hainan in Southeastern China.
  2. the Kadai language of the Li.

Li

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. lithium.

L.I.

  1. British. light infantry.
  2. Long Island.
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British Dictionary definitions for li

li

1
noun
  1. a Chinese unit of length, approximately equal to 590 yards

Word Origin for li

from Chinese

li

2
the internet domain name for
  1. Liechtenstein

Li

the chemical symbol for
  1. lithium

LI

abbreviation for
  1. Long Island
  2. Light Infantry
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li in Medicine

Li

  1. The symbol for the elementlithium

Li

[lē]Choh Hao 1913-1987
  1. Chinese-born American chemist known for isolating and analyzing a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
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li in Science

Li

  1. The symbol for lithium.

lithium

[lĭthē-əm]
Li
  1. A soft, silvery metallic element of the alkali group that occurs in small amounts in some minerals. It is the lightest of all metals and is highly reactive. Lithium is used to make alloys, batteries, glass for large telescopes, and ceramics. Atomic number 3; atomic weight 6.941; melting point 179°C; boiling point 1,317°C; specific gravity 0.534; valence 1. See Periodic Table.
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