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tin

[ tin ]
/ t瑟n /
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noun
adjective
verb (used with object), tinned, tin路ning.
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Origin of tin

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Old Norse tin,German Zinn; (v.) Middle English tinnen, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM tin

tinlike, adjectivere路tin, verb (used with object), re路tinned, re路tin路ning.

Other definitions for tin (2 of 2)

TIN
[ tin ]
/ t瑟n /

noun
taxpayer identification number.
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British Dictionary definitions for tin

tin
/ (t瑟n) /

noun
verb tins, tinning or tinned (tr)

Derived forms of tin

tinlike, adjective

Word Origin for tin

Old English; related to Old Norse tin, Old High German zin
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Scientific definitions for tin

tin
[ t沫n ]

Sn
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掳C; boiling point 2,270掳C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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