What does periodic table mean?

Definitions for periodic tableˈpɪər iˈɒd ɪk, ˌpɪər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periodic table(noun)

    (chemistry) a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements according to atomic number as based on the periodic law


  1. periodic table(Noun)

    A tabular chart of the chemical elements according to their atomic numbers so that elements with similar properties are in the same column.


  1. Periodic Table

    The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, organized on the basis of their atomic numbers, electron configurations, and recurring chemical properties. Elements are presented in order of increasing atomic number. The standard form of the table comprises an 18-column-by-7-row main grid of elements, with a double row of elements below. The table can also be deconstructed into four rectangular blocks: the s-block to the left, the p-block to the right, the d-block in the middle, and the f-block below that. The rows of the table are called periods; the columns are called groups, with some of these having names such as halogens or noble gases. Since, by definition, a periodic table incorporates recurring trends, any such table can be used to derive relationships between the properties of the elements and predict the properties of new, yet to be discovered or synthesized, elements. As a result, a periodic table—whether in the standard form or some other variant—provides a useful framework for analyzing chemical behavior, and such tables are widely used in chemistry and other sciences. Although precursors exist, Dmitri Mendeleev is generally credited with the publication, in 1869, of the first widely recognized periodic table. He developed his table to illustrate periodic trends in the properties of the then-known elements. Mendeleev also predicted some properties of then-unknown elements that would be expected to fill gaps in this table. Most of his predictions were proved correct when the elements in question were subsequently discovered. Mendeleev's periodic table has since been expanded and refined with the discovery or synthesis of further new elements and the development of new theoretical models to explain chemical behavior.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of periodic table in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of periodic table in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kosuke Morita:

    Another important meaning is that until now, all the elements in the periodic table have been discovered in Europe and the United States, there has not been a single atomic element found in Asia, Oceania or Africa.

  2. Kosuke Morita:

    I believe the fact that we, in Japan, found one of only 118 known atomic elements gives this discovery great meaning, another important meaning is that until now, all the elements in the periodic table have been discovered in Europe and the United States.

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Translations for periodic table

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  • periodieke tabelAfrikaans
  • جَدْوَلٌ دَوْرِيّArabic
  • dövri cədvəlAzerbaijani
  • табліца Мендзялеева, перыядычная сістэма элементаўBelarusian
  • периодична система на елементитеBulgarian
  • taula periòdicaCatalan, Valencian
  • periodická tabulkaCzech
  • PeriodensystemGerman
  • περιοδικός πίνακαςGreek
  • perioda tabeloEsperanto
  • clasificación periódica, tabla periódicaSpanish
  • taula periodikoaBasque
  • جدول تناوبیPersian
  • jaksollinen järjestelmäFinnish
  • tableau périodiqueFrench
  • tábla peiriadachIrish
  • táboa periódicaGalician
  • הטבלה המחזוריתHebrew
  • आवर्त सारणीHindi
  • periódusos rendszerHungarian
  • պարբերական աղյուսակArmenian
  • tabella periodicInterlingua
  • tabel periodikIndonesian
  • periodala tabeloIdo
  • lotukerfiIcelandic
  • tavola periodicaItalian
  • 周期表Japanese
  • ქიმიურ ელემენტთა პერიოდული სისტემაGeorgian
  • តារាងខួបធាតុគីមីKhmer
  • 周期律表, 주기율표Korean
  • systema periodicumLatin
  • etánda ya bilekoLingala
  • periodinė elementų lentelėLithuanian
  • ķīmisko elementu periodiskā tabulaLatvian
  • периоден систем, периодична таблицаMacedonian
  • ആവര്ത്തനപ്പട്ടികMalayalam
  • jadual berkalaMalay
  • periodesystemNorwegian
  • periodiek systeemDutch
  • periodesystemNorwegian Nynorsk
  • taula periodicaOccitan
  • układ okresowy pierwiastków, układ okresowyPolish
  • tabela periódicaPortuguese
  • tabel periodicRomanian
  • периодическая таблица, периодическая система, периодическая система элементов, таблица МенделееваRussian
  • периодни сустав елемената, periodni sustav elemenataSerbo-Croatian
  • periodiska systemetSwedish
  • ஆவர்த்தன அட்டவணைTamil
  • ตารางธาตุThai
  • periyodik cetvel, periyodik tabloTurkish
  • періодична система елементів, періодична таблыця, таблиця МенделєєваUkrainian

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