Definitions for Electronɪˈlɛk trɒn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
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
an elementary particle with negative charge
The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.
Alloys of magnesium and other metals, like aluminum or zinc, that were manufactured by the German company Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron.
amber; also, the alloy of gold and silver, called electrum
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.
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Translations for Electron
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very small particle within the atom.
- elétronPortuguese (BR)
- das ElektronGerman
- परमाणु में रहने वाला एक अति सूक्ष्म कणHindi
- دبرېشنا منفى قوت يا بار،اليكترون، هغه ذره چه منفى چارچ ولرىPashto
- 電子Chinese (Trad.)
- برقی ذرہUrdu
- điện tửVietnamese
- 电子Chinese (Simp.)
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