Definitions for Electronɪˈlɛk trɒn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lec•tronɪˈlɛk trɒn(n.)

  1. an elementary particle that is a fundamental constituent of matter, having a negative charge of 1.602 x 10−19 coulombs, and existing independently or as the component outside the nucleus of an atom.

    Category: Physics, Electricity and Magnetism

  2. a unit of charge equal to the charge on one electron.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Origin of electron:

1891; electr (ic ) +-on1, as in ion , cation , anion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. electron, negatron(noun)

    an elementary particle with negative charge

Wiktionary

  1. electron(Noun)

    The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.

  2. electron(Noun)

    Alloys of magnesium and other metals, like aluminum or zinc, that were manufactured by the German company Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electron(noun)

    amber; also, the alloy of gold and silver, called electrum

Freebase

  1. Electron

    The electron is a subatomic particle with a negative elementary electric charge. An electron has no known components or substructure. It is generally thought to be an elementary particle. An electron has a mass that is approximately 1/1836 that of the proton. The intrinsic angular momentum of the electron is a half-integer value in units of ħ, which means that it is a fermion. The antiparticle of the electron is called the positron; it is identical to the electron except that it carries electrical and other charges of the opposite sign. When an electron collides with a positron, both particles may be totally annihilated, producing gamma ray photons. Electrons, which belong to the first generation of the lepton particle family, participate in gravitational, electromagnetic and weak interactions. Like all matter, they have quantum mechanical properties of both particles and waves, so they can collide with other particles and can be diffracted like light. However, this duality is best demonstrated in experiments with electrons, due to their tiny mass. Since an electron is a fermion, no two electrons can occupy the same quantum state, in accordance with the Pauli exclusion principle.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Electron' in Nouns Frequency: #2232


Translations for Electron

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

electron(noun)

a very small particle within the atom.

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