[ tey ]
/ teɪ /

noun Music.


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Definition for te (2 of 5)


or Teh

[ de ]
/ dɛ /


(in philosophical Taoism) the virtue or power inherent in a person or thing existing in harmony with the Tao.

Origin of Te

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) te2, (pinyin)

Definition for te (3 of 5)


Symbol, Chemistry.

Definition for te (4 of 5)


or T and E

travel and entertainment.

Definition for te (5 of 5)

morituri te salutamus
[ moh-ri-too-ree te sah-loo-tah-moo s; English mawr-i-too r-ahy tee sal-yoo-tey-uh s, -tyoo r-ahy, -too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee ]
/ ˌmoʊ rɪˈtu ri tɛ ˌsɑ luˈtɑ mʊs; English ˌmɔr ɪˈtʊər aɪ ti ˌsæl yuˈteɪ əs, -ˈtyʊər aɪ, -ˈtʊər i, -ˈtyʊər i /


we who are about to die salute you: said by Roman gladiators to the emperor.
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British Dictionary definitions for te (1 of 2)



/ (tiː) /


music (in tonic sol-fa) the syllable used for the seventh note or subtonic of any scale

Word Origin for te

see gamut

British Dictionary definitions for te (2 of 2)


the chemical symbol for

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Medical definitions for te


The symbol for the elementtellurium
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Scientific definitions for te (1 of 2)


The symbol for tellurium.

Scientific definitions for te (2 of 2)

[ tĕ-lurē-əm ]


A metalloid element that occurs as either a brittle, shiny, silvery-white crystal or a gray or brown powder. Small amounts of tellurium are used to improve the alloys of various metals. Atomic number 52; atomic weight 127.60; melting point 449.5°C; boiling point 989.8°C; specific gravity 6.24; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
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