American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of soft, white, low-density, low-melting, highly reactive metallic elements, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium.
- n. inorganic chemistry Any of the soft, light, reactive metals of Group 1 of the periodic table; lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Any one of the univalent metals of group I of the periodic table of the elements, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium. The hydroxides of these metals are soluble in water and form strongly basic solutions.
- n. any of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium)
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