Si vs Silicon - What's the difference?

si | silicon |


As nouns the difference between si and silicon

is that si is shadow, shade while silicon is silicone.

As a numeral si

is thirty.

si

Translingual

Symbol

(head)
  • The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Slovenia.
  • The abbreviation for Système International d'Unités or the International System of Units, commonly known as the metric system.
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    silicon

    Etymology 1

    From the stem of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chemistry) A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855.
  • Usage notes

    Do not confuse silicon' with ' silicone .

    Synonyms

    * silicium (obsolete), silicum (obsolete)

    Derived terms

    * Cwm Silicon * ekasilicon * ferrosilicon * float-zone silicon * lithium-drifted silicon detector * silico- * * * * silicon alkoxide * Silicon Alley * silicon-based * silicon carbide * silicon chip * silicon controlled rectifier * silicon dioxide * silicon ester * Silicon Fen * Silicon Forest * silicon germanide * silicon germanium * Silicon Glen * Silicon Hills * silicon hydride * silicon iron * siliconise, siliconize * silicon oxide * silicon photonics * Silicon Prairie * Silicon Sentier * silicon steel * silicon tetrachloride * silicon tetrafluoride * Silicon Valley * Silicon Wadi * silicon wafer * strained silicon

    See also

    * agate * amethyst * asbestos * clay * feldspar * flint * glass * granite * hornblende * jasper * mica * opal * quartz * rock crystal * sand

    Etymology 2

    From the silicon chips used in computers

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) computing
  • (slang) computer processor