Chemical symbol

Main Entry:  chemical symbol
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an abbreviation or short representation of a chemical element; the symbols in the periodic table
Example:  Natural elements all have chemical symbols of one or two letters; some manmade elements have three-letter symbols.
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