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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Cl mean? 

CL (noun)
  The noun CL has 2 senses:

1. a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
2. a metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter

  Familiarity information: CL used as a noun is rare.


CL (adjective)
  The adjective CL has 1 sense:

1. being ten more than one hundred forty

  Familiarity information: CL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CL (noun)


Sense 1Cl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 17; chlorine; Cl

Hypernyms ("Cl" is a kind of...):

chemical element; element (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)

gas (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

halogen (any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Cl"):

radiochlorine (a radioactive isotope of chlorine)

Holonyms ("Cl" is a substance of...):

common salt; sodium chloride (a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl))


Sense 2cl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A metric unit of volume equal to one hundredth of a liter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

centiliter; centilitre; cl

Hypernyms ("cl" is a kind of...):

metric capacity unit (a capacity unit defined in metric terms)

Meronyms (parts of "cl"):

cc; cubic centimeter; cubic centimetre; mil; milliliter; millilitre; ml (a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter)

Holonyms ("cl" is a part of...):

deciliter; decilitre; dl (a metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter)


CL (adjective)


Sense 1cl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being ten more than one hundred forty

Synonyms:

150; cl; one hundred fifty

Similar:

cardinal (being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order)


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