periodic table


Definition of periodic table

: an arrangement of chemical elements based on the periodic law
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Examples of periodic table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are elements that mostly hang out at the bottom of the periodic table with names like Scandium and Europium. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 22 Nov. 2021 But then another element crashed the party: lithium, sodium’s upstairs neighbor on the periodic table. Gregory Barber, Wired, 8 Nov. 2021 The ingredient, which just so happens to also be an element on the periodic table, has long enjoyed popularity amongst skin-care enthusiasts for its abilities to unclog pores and give the bacteria living on your skin a what-for. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 2 Oct. 2021 At the Collins, Valli designed the bar’s interior pièce de résistance-- a periodic table that, in lieu of chemical elements, represented significant people and places in Birmingham. al, 6 Aug. 2021 The company has a separate naming convention for hacking groups linked with national governments based on elements on the periodic table. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 Quest can identify all 50 states by shape and location on a map, is learning Spanish and sign language, and can identify elements on the periodic table. Andrews Mcmeel Syndication, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 Instead, characters throw an entire periodic table of projectiles and abilities at each other for 10 minutes, and then do it again. Tyler Colp, Wired, 29 May 2021 Kashe Quest may be a two-year-old but her skills include naming all of the elements on the periodic table, identifying all 50 states by shape and location, learning Spanish and deciphering patterns, according to her parents. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of periodic table

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of periodic table was in 1890

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“Periodic table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of periodic table

: a list that shows the chemical elements arranged according to their properties

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Medical Definition of periodic table

: an arrangement of chemical elements based on the periodic law

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