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negaton

[neg-uh-ton]
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noun
  1. (not in technical use) electron(def 1).

Origin of negaton

First recorded in 1928; negat(ive) + -on1
Also called neg·a·tron [neg-uh-tron] /ˈnɛg əˌtrɒn/.

electron

[ih-lek-tron]
noun
  1. Also called negatron. Physics, Chemistry. an elementary particle that is a fundamental constituent of matter, having a negative charge of 1.602 × 10−19 coulombs, a mass of 9.108 × 10−31 kilograms, and spin of ½, and existing independently or as the component outside the nucleus of an atom.
  2. Electricity. a unit of charge equal to the charge on one electron.

Origin of electron

term first suggested in 1891 by Irish physicist G. J. Stoney (1826–1911); electr(ic) + -on (from the names of charged particles, as ion, cation, anion) with perhaps accidental allusion to Greek ḗlektron amber (see electric)
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Examples from the Web for negatron

Historical Examples

  • These units are the positron, the negatron, and the neutron.

    Cube Root of Conquest

    Roger Phillips Graham

  • Ron Val leaped past Hargraves, dived for a seat on the negatron.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams

  • The negatron swung around to the right, centered on something there.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams

  • Ron Val lifted a white face from the sighting 'scope of the negatron.

    Planet of the Gods

    Robert Moore Williams

  • "If they don't succeed in manning the negatron," Usher pointed out.

    Planet of the Gods

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British Dictionary definitions for negatron

negatron

noun
  1. an obsolete word for electron

Word Origin

C20: from nega (tive + elec) tron

electron

noun
  1. a stable elementary particle present in all atoms, orbiting the nucleus in numbers equal to the atomic number of the element in the neutral atom; a lepton with a negative charge of 1.602 176 462 × 10 –19 coulomb, a rest mass of 9.109 381 88 × 10 –31 kilogram, a radius of 2.817 940 285 × 10 –15 metre, and a spin of 1/2

Word Origin

C19: from electro- + -on
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Word Origin and History for negatron

electron

n.

coined 1891 by Irish physicist George J. Stoney (1826-1911) from electric + -on, as in ion (q.v.). Electron microscope translates German Elektronenmikroskop (1932).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

negatron in Medicine

negatron

([object Object])
n.
  1. electron
  2. An electron with a negative charge, as contrasted with a positron.

electron

n.
  1. A stable subatomic particle in the lepton family having a rest mass of 9.1066 X 10-28 gram and a unit negative electric charge of approximately 1.602 X 10-19 coulomb.negatron

negatron in Science

negatron

[nĕgə-trŏn′]
  1. An electron with a negative charge; the antiparticle of the positron. Most branches of particle physics construe each particle along with its antiparticle to be two different forms of one underlying phenomenon, and the term electron is sometimes used as a precisely such a general term, with positron and negatron referring to the forms of the electron as they are manifested in nature. See more at electron.

electron

[ĭ-lĕktrŏn′]
  1. A stable elementary particle in the lepton family having a mass at rest of 9.107 X 10-28 grams and a negative electric charge of approximately 1.602 X 10-19 coulombs. Electrons orbit about the positively charged nuclei of atoms in distinct orbitals of different energy levels, called shells. Electrons are the primary charge carriers in electric current. Compare positron. See also electromagnetism elementary particle ion. See Table at subatomic particle.
  2. A positron or a negatron.
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negatron in Culture

electron

[(i-lek-tron)]

An elementary particle with a negative charge and a very small mass. Electrons are normally found in orbits around the nucleus of an atom. The chemical reactions that an atom undergoes depend primarily on the electrons in the outermost orbits (the valence electrons).

Note

The movement of large numbers of electrons through conductors constitutes an electric current.
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