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  • The symbol for the element hafnium.

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  • n. Symbol for hafnium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A contraction of half.

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  • n. a grey tetravalent metallic element that resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals; used in filaments for its ready emission of electrons
  • n. 3 to 30 megahertz


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