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The answer TIS is seen frequently, appearing about once every 70 puzzles.

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TI as a noun:

1. (titanium, Ti, atomic number 22) = a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
2. (ti, Cordyline terminalis) = shrub with terminal tufts of elongated leaves used locally for thatching and clothing; thick sweet roots are used as food; tropical southeastern Asia, Australia and Hawaii
3. (ti, te, si) = the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization