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Definition of 'si'


  1. a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela); "Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites"
       Synonyms: Systeme International d'Unites Systeme International SI system International System of Units International System
  2. a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
       Synonyms: silicon atomic number 14
  3. the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
       Synonyms: ti te

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