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noun Music.
the solmization syllable used for the semitone between the sixth and seventh degrees of a scale.
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Origin of li

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Alteration of la1

Other definitions for li (2 of 7)

li2
[ lee ]
/ li /

noun, plural li.
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; from Chinese

Other definitions for li (3 of 7)

li3
[ lee ]
/ li /

noun
(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, from Chinese

Other definitions for li (4 of 7)

li

link; links.

Other definitions for li (5 of 7)

Li
[ lee ]
/ li /

noun
a member of an aboriginal people of the island of Hainan in Southeastern China.
the Kadai language of the Li.

Other definitions for li (6 of 7)

Li

Symbol, Chemistry.
lithium.

Other definitions for li (7 of 7)

L.I.

abbreviation
British. light infantry.
Long Island.
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British Dictionary definitions for li (1 of 4)

li1
/ (liː) /

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

Word Origin for li

from Chinese

British Dictionary definitions for li (2 of 4)

li2

the internet domain name for
Liechtenstein

British Dictionary definitions for li (3 of 4)

Li

the chemical symbol for
lithium

British Dictionary definitions for li (4 of 4)

LI

abbreviation for
Long Island
Light Infantry
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Medical definitions for li (1 of 2)

Li

The symbol for the elementlithium

Medical definitions for li (2 of 2)

Li
[ lē ]
Choh Hao 1913-1987

Chinese-born American chemist known for isolating and analyzing a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
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Scientific definitions for li

Li

The symbol for lithium.
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