What does electron mean?

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ɪˈlɛk trɒnelec·tron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electron, negatron(noun)

    an elementary particle with negative charge

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  1. Electron(n.)

    (Physics & Chem.) one of the fundamental subatomic particles, having a negative charge and about one thousandth the mass of a hydrogen atom. The electron carries (or is) a natural unit of negative electricity, equal to 3.4 x 10-10 electrostatic units, and is classed by physicists as a lepton. Its mass is practically constant at the lesser speeds, but increases due to relativistic effects as the velocity approaches that of light. Electrons are all of one kind, so far as is known. Thus far, no structure has been detected within an electron, and it is probably one of the ultimate composite constituents of all matter. An atom or group of atoms from which an electron has been detached has a positive charge and is called a cation. Electrons are projected from the cathode of vacuum tubes (including television picture tubes) as cathode rays and from radioactive substances as the beta rays. Previously also referred to as corpuscle, an obsolete term. The motion of electrons through metallic conductors is observed as an electric current. A particle identical to the electron in mass and most other respects, but having a positive instead of a negative charge, is called a positron, or antielectron

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. 'h`lektron. See Electric.]

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

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. 'h`lektron. See Electric.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Electron

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electron in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of electron in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Schneider:

    Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. I am the sky, says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. You are the earth. We are sky and earth united.... You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you.

  2. Bertrand Lefebvre:

    It is only when we unpacked and looked at them under the binocular [microscope], back in the laboratory in Lyon, that we could see the soft parts, their presence and identification were then confirmed by SEM (scanning electron microscope) observations and analyses.

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