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ti

1
[tee]
noun, plural tis. Music.
  1. the syllable for the seventh tone of a diatonic scale.
  2. (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone B.
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Also te.
Compare sol-fa(def 1).

Origin of ti

1
1835–45; substituted for si to avoid confusion with the sharp of sol. See gamut

ti

2
[tee]
noun, plural tis.
  1. a widely cultivated tropical plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the agave family, having narrow, leathery, often variegated leaves and yellowish, white, or reddish flowers.
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Origin of ti

2
Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1830–40

'tis

[tiz]
  1. a contraction of it is.
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Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for tis

ti

1
noun
  1. music a variant spelling of te
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ti

2
noun plural tis
  1. a woody palmlike agave plant, Cordyline terminalis, of the East Indies, having white, mauve, or reddish flowers. The sword-shaped leaves are used for garments, fodder, thatch, etc, and the root for food and liquor
  2. a similar and related plant, Cordyline australis, of New Zealand
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Word Origin for ti

of Polynesian origin

Ti

the chemical symbol for
  1. titanium
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'tis

contraction of
  1. it is
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Word Origin and History for tis

'tis

abbreviation of it is, first recorded mid-15c.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

tis in Medicine

Ti

  1. The symbol for the elementtitanium
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tis in Science

Ti

  1. The symbol for titanium.
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