Sn

symb. Chem. the element tin.

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noun
a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide
Syn: ↑tin, ↑atomic number 50
Derivationally related forms: ↑tinny (for: ↑tin), ↑tin (for: ↑tin)
Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal
Substance Holonyms: ↑cassiterite, ↑tinfoil, ↑tin foil

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abbreviation
2. [Latin sine] without

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Secretary of the Navy.

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abbrev
Senegal (IVR)

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s.n.,
without name (Latin, sine nomine).
Sn (no period),
Sn.,
Sanitary.

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symbol the chemical element tin
Origin:
from late Latin stannum ‘tin’

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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