Symbol, Chemistry.

Origin of Sn

From the Latin word stannum

Definition for sn (2 of 2)


Secretary of the Navy.
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Examples from the Web for sn

British Dictionary definitions for sn (1 of 3)


the internet domain name for


British Dictionary definitions for sn (2 of 3)


the chemical symbol for


Word Origin for Sn

from New Latin stannum

British Dictionary definitions for sn (3 of 3)


abbreviation for

Senegal (international car registration)
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Medicine definitions for sn


The symbol for the elementtin
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Science definitions for sn (1 of 2)


The symbol for tin.

Science definitions for sn (2 of 2)

[ tĭn ]


A malleable, silvery metallic element that occurs in igneous rocks. It has a crystalline structure and crackles when bent. Tin is used as an anticorrosion agent and is a part of numerous alloys, including bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,270°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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