Definitions

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

  • The symbol for the element lead2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Symbol for lead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the symbol for lead (Latin plumbum).

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

  • n. a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
  • n. a unit of information equal to 1000 terabits or 10^15 bits
  • n. a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibytes or 2^50 bytes
  • n. a unit of information equal to 1000 terabytes or 10^15 bytes

Etymologies

From Latin plumbum, lead.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin plumbum. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wheeler had calculated the 2p-1s transition energy in Pb, using the then accepted nuclear radius 1.4 A1/3 fermi, to be around 4.5 MeV.

    Val Fitch - Autobiography

  • Examples of MEHHs for which we found evidence of releases in the African environment include pesticides, air toxics, and heavy metals such as Pb and Hg. Some of these MEHHs have also been found in such consumer goods as food items, household paint, and crayons.

    Modern environmental health hazards

  • The drives are compliant to international environmental regulations that restrict the use of materials such as Pb, Cd, Cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE.

    Engadget

  • I'd like to blame that for the speeding ticket, but I think it's more related to the element "Pb" that seems to have been implanted surgically into my right foot.

    Breaking News - The Post Chronicle

  • As example of what I should consider symbols that are too subtle (I daren't say "too subtle for words"), are a trademark for batteries, "Pb" (the chemical symbol for lead), and a darkened window on a jacket for a book on the subject of bereavement.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 3

  • The drive is also compliant to international environmental regulations that limit the use of materials such as Pb, Cd, Cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE, "said John Suh,

    Engadget

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    Tokyo Toshokan

  • Designed by Pb Elemental Architecture, this organic wooden residence (actually the Dang Residence) is a super savvy structure in Greenwood, Seattle, that “shines” thanks to its stylish furnishings, unique interiors filled with modern art and its very own private courtyard to spend time in.

    Organic Wooden House : The Dang Residence

  • The Pb Elemental Architecture guys are behind this project.

    Pb Elemental Designs 3 Homes in 1, in Seattle

  • An amazing example of Contemporary Residential Architecture, the talented folks from Pb Elemental managed to build three homes into one.

    Dang Residence by Pb Elemental Architecture

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