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-tron

  1. a combining form extracted from electron, used with nouns or combining forms, principally in the names of electron tubes ( ignitron; klystron; magnetron ) and of devices for accelerating subatomic particles ( cosmotron; cyclotron ); also, more generally, in the names of any kind of chamber or apparatus used in experiments ( biotron ).


-tron

1

suffix forming nouns

  1. indicating a vacuum tube

    magnetron

  2. indicating an instrument for accelerating atomic or subatomic particles

    synchrotron



tron

2

/ trɒn /

noun

  1. a public weighing machine
  2. the place where a tron is set up; marketplace

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Word History and Origins

Origin of -tron1

By initial shortening of electron, with perhaps accidental allusion to the Greek instrumental suffix -tron, as in árotron “plough”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of -tron1

from Greek, suffix indicating instrument

Origin of -tron2

C15: from Old French trone , from Latin trutina , from Greek trutanē balance, set of scales

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Example Sentences

“Rich decided Tron was the first movie he was going to own,” the executive explained.

Disgraced junior minister Georges Tron stepped down a month ago.

One episode, the Christmas one, we all pigged out like crazy and went to see Tron: Legacy right after, and we all stunk horribly.

Alan instructs Tron on the final leg of the mission: Destroy the MCP.

With some maneuvering, he and Tron take over the MCP and kill Sark, proving they're the most badass guys in the mainframe.

Mme. Tron followed up her advantage, and caused his appointment to the embassy at Naples to be suspended.

It is believed that the scandal of this pamphlet was one reason why Andrea Tron failed to be elected Doge in 1779.

An hour later he suddenly came to a standstill below the clock tower of the Tron kirk on High Street, and he chuckled.

The danger was betwixt the Cross and the Salt Tron; and so he was a large quarter of a mile from the shot and slanting of bolts.

The picture is in its original frame, surmounted by the armorial bearings of the Tron family.

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