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sil·i·con

silicon

 
pronunciation:
sI lih kan [or] sI lih kn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a chemical element that has fourteen protons in each nucleus, that is found naturally only in compounds such as silica, that composes one fourth of the earth's crust, and that is used in many industrial applications. (symbol: Si)
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