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LI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Li mean? 

LI (noun)
  The noun LI has 2 senses:

1. a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
2. Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers

  Familiarity information: LI used as a noun is rare.


LI (adjective)
  The adjective LI has 1 sense:

1. being one more than fifty

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


 Dictionary entry details 


LI (noun)


Sense 1Li [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 3; Li; lithium

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

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

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

amblygonite (a white or grey mineral consisting of lithium aluminum phosphate; a source of lithium)

lepidolite (a mineral of the mica group; an important source of lithium)

spodumene (a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium)

zinnwaldite (a mica containing iron and lithium)


Sense 2li [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Chinese distance measure; approximately 0.5 kilometers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

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

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)


LI (adjective)


Sense 1li [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being one more than fifty

Synonyms:

51; fifty-one; li

Similar:

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


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