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axion

[ak-see-on]
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noun Physics.
  1. a hypothetical particle having no charge, zero spin, and small mass: postulated in some forms of quantum chromodynamics.
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Origin of axion

1978; perhaps axi(al current) + -on1
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British Dictionary definitions for axion

axion

noun
  1. physics a hypothetical neutral elementary particle postulated to account for certain conservation laws in the strong interaction
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Word Origin

C20: from axi (om) + -on
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Word Origin and History for axion

n.

1978, from axial + scientific suffix -on.

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