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English Dictionary: Fe by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Fe
n
  1. a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    Synonym(s): iron, Fe, atomic number 26
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Symbol \Sym"bol\, n. [L. symbolus, symbolum, Gr. sy`mbolon a
      sign by which one knows or infers a thing, from [?] to throw
      or put together, to compare; sy`n with + [?] to throw: cf. F.
      symbole. Cf. {Emblem}, {Parable}.]
      1. A visible sign or representation of an idea; anything
            which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by
            resemblance or by convention; an emblem; a representation;
            a type; a figure; as, the lion is the symbol of courage;
            the lamb is the symbol of meekness or patience.
  
                     A symbol is a sign included in the idea which it
                     represents, e. g., an actual part chosen to
                     represent the whole, or a lower form or species used
                     as the representative of a higher in the same kind.
                                                                              --Coleridge.
  
      2. (Math.) Any character used to represent a quantity, an
            operation, a relation, or an abbreviation.
  
      Note: In crystallography, the symbol of a plane is the
               numerical expression which defines its position
               relatively to the assumed axes.
  
      3. (Theol.) An abstract or compendium of faith or doctrine; a
            creed, or a summary of the articles of religion.
  
      4. [Gr. [?] contributions.] That which is thrown into a
            common fund; hence, an appointed or accustomed duty.
            [Obs.]
  
                     They do their work in the days of peace . . . and
                     come to pay their symbol in a war or in a plague.
                                                                              --Jer. Taylor.
  
      5. Share; allotment. [Obs.]
  
                     The persons who are to be judged . . . shall all
                     appear to receive their symbol.         --Jer. Taylor.
  
      6. (Chem.) An abbreviation standing for the name of an
            element and consisting of the initial letter of the Latin
            or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial letter with
            a following one; as, {C} for carbon, {Na} for sodium
            (Natrium), {Fe} for iron (Ferrum), {Sn} for tin (Stannum),
            {Sb} for antimony (Stibium), etc. See the list of names
            and symbols under {Element}.
  
      Note: In pure and organic chemistry there are symbols not
               only for the elements, but also for their grouping in
               formulas, radicals, or residues, as evidenced by their
               composition, reactions, synthesis, etc. See the diagram
               of {Benzene nucleus}, under {Benzene}.
  
      Syn: Emblem; figure; type. See {Emblem}.
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