noun Physics, Chemistry.
- iodoxamate meglumine,
- ion engine,
- ion exchange,
- ion exchanger,
- ion generator,
- ion implantation
Origin of ion
Origin of -ion
Examples from the Web for ion
After graduating in 1973 from the Ion Mincu Institute of Architecture in Bucharest, she joined the state design institute.
A cadre of regime apparatchiks soon seized power, eventually leading to the landslide election of their leader, Ion Iliescu.Egypt’s Tahrir Activists Weigh Abandoning Street Protests For Runoff Vote|Alastair Beach|June 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ion sees that the oracle can lie, and, therefore, "Delphi is plainly discredited as a fountain of truth."Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
They had headed for that planet confidently and unsuspectingly, using the ion drive.Upstarts|L. J. Stecher
In short, both as a man and an artist, Ion was true to his name and race.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
Indigestibil′ity, Indigest′ion, want of digestion: painful digestion.
Mr. Justice Talfourd, known as the author of "Ion," was also there with his lady.Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals|Charles Edward Stowe
Word Origin for ion
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -ion
1834, introduced by English physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (suggested by the Rev. William Whewell, English polymath), coined from Greek ion, neuter present participle of ienai "go," from PIE root *ei- "to go, to walk" (cf. Greek eimi "I go;" Latin ire "to go," iter "a way;" Old Irish ethaim "I go;" Irish bothar "a road" (from *bou-itro- "cows' way"), Gaulish eimu "we go," Gothic iddja "went," Sanskrit e'ti "goes," imas "we go," ayanam "a going, way;" Avestan ae'iti "goes;" Old Persian aitiy "goes;" Lithuanian eiti "to go;" Old Church Slavonic iti "go;" Bulgarian ida "I go;" Russian idti "to go"). So called because ions move toward the electrode of opposite charge.
suffix forming nouns of state, condition, or action from verbs, from Latin -ionem (nominative -io), sometimes via French -ion.