tis

'tis

[tiz]
a contraction of it is.

See contraction.
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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.
Also, te.
Compare sol-fa ( def 1 ).


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

ti

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

Origin:
1830–40; < Polynesian

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ti1 (tiː)
 
n
music a variant spelling of te

ti2 (tiː)
 
n , pl 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
 
[of Polynesian origin]

Ti
 
the chemical symbol for
titanium

'tis (tɪz)
 
contraction of
it is

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'tis
abbreviation of it is, first recorded mid-15c.
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Ti
The symbol for the element titanium.

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Ti  
The symbol for titanium.
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ti
Tigrinya
Ti
  1. titanium

  2. Titus

TI
time (shortwave transmission)
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