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li

  1. link; links.
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li1

[lee]
noun Music.
  1. the solmization syllable used for the semitone between the sixth and seventh degrees of a scale.
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Origin of li1

alteration of la1

li2

[lee]
noun, plural li.
  1. a Chinese unit of distance, equivalent to about one-third of a mile (0.5 km).
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Origin of li2

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

li3

[lee]
noun
  1. (in Chinese ethical philosophy) the etiquette traditionally prescribed for individuals or groups of people in a given situation.
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Origin of li3

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.
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Li

Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. lithium.
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L.I.

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

li1

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

from Chinese

li2

the internet domain name for
  1. Liechtenstein
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Li

the chemical symbol for
  1. lithium
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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

lithium

[lĭthē-əm]
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