Definitions for axionˈæk siˌɒn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word axion


  1. axion(Noun)

    a hypothetical subatomic particle postulated to explain some symmetry problems arising in the strong nuclear force.

  2. Origin: Named by after Axion, a brand of laundry detergent, for its -on suffix and the notion that the new particle could "clean up" a problem in physics.


  1. Axion

    The axion is a hypothetical elementary particle postulated by the Peccei–Quinn theory in 1977 to resolve the strong CP problem in quantum chromodynamics. If axions exist and have low mass within a specific range, they are of interest as a possible component of cold dark matter.

Images & Illustrations of axion

Translations for axion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for axion »


Find a translation for the axion definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these axion definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"axion." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 29 Nov. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for axion? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for axion:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.