li

li

1 [lee]

Origin:
alteration of la1

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li

2 [lee]
noun, plural li.
a Chinese unit of distance, equivalent to about one-third of a mile (0.5 km).

Origin:
1580–90; < Chinese

li

3 [lee]
noun
(in Chinese ethical philosophy) the etiquette traditionally prescribed for individuals or groups of people in a given situation.

Origin:
1910–15; < Chinese

Li

[lee]
noun
1.
a member of an aboriginal people of the island of Hainan in Southeastern China.
2.
the Kadai language of the Li.

Li

Symbol, Chemistry.

li

link; links.

L.I.

1.
British. light infantry.
2.
Long Island.
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li1 (liː)
 
n
a Chinese unit of length, approximately equal to 590 yards
 
[from Chinese]

li2
 
the internet domain name for
Liechtenstein

Li
 
the chemical symbol for
lithium

LI
 
abbreviation for
1.  Long Island
2.  Light Infantry

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Medical Dictionary

Li
The symbol for the element lithium.

Li (lē), Cho Hao. Born 1913.

Chinese-born American chemist known for isolating and analyzing a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.

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Science Dictionary
Li  
The symbol for lithium.
lithium   (lĭth'ē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Symbol Li
A soft, silvery metallic element of the alkali group that occurs in small amounts in some minerals. It is the lightest of all metals and is highly reactive. lithium is used to make alloys, batteries, glass for large telescopes, and ceramics. Atomic number 3; atomic weight 6.941; melting point 179°C; boiling point 1,317°C; specific gravity 0.534; valence 1. See Periodic Table.
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Computing Dictionary

li definition

networking
The country code for Liechtenstein.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
li
link
Li
lithium
L.I.
Long Island
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li

Chinese bronze, wide-mouthed cooking vessel that was supported by three legs shaped like pointed lobes. These legs were well articulated on the body of the vessel and formed an extension of the interior volume

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