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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In Taoism, the power through which the Tao is made manifest or is actualized.
  • n. In Confucianism, the virtuous moral strength embodied in wise people, upon which they rely in times of distress.
  • The symbol for the element tellurium.

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  • n. Symbol for the element tellurium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, an abbreviation of tetanic contraction.
  • n. In chem., the symbol for tellurium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
  • n. a brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold

Etymologies

Chinese (Mandarin) , virtue, moral character.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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