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Latin semis (half)
Latin sinister (left)
The symbol for the element sulfur.
The symbol for sulfur.
|sulfur also sulphur |
A pale-yellow, brittle nonmetallic element that occurs widely in nature, especially in volcanic deposits, minerals, natural gas, and petroleum. It is used to make gunpowder and fertilizer, to vulcanize rubber, and to produce sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16; atomic weight 32.066; melting point (rhombic) 112.8°C; (monoclinic) 119.0°C; boiling point 444.6°C; specific gravity (rhombic) 2.07; (monoclinic) 1.957; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
used to form singular nouns A diminutive or affectionate version of what is indicated, used as a term of address: babes/ ducks/ moms/ sweets (1936+ in ducks)
A statistical analysis language from AT&T.
["S: An Interactive Environment for Data Analysis and Graphics", Richard A. Becker, Wadsworth 1984].
fundamental unit of time, now defined in terms of the radiation frequency at which atoms of the element cesium change from one state to another.