Meaning of ION in English


i ‧ on /ˈaɪən $ ˈaɪən, ˈaɪɑːn/ BrE AmE noun [countable] technical

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: Greek ; Origin: present participle of ienai 'to go' ]

an atom which has been given a positive or negative force by adding or taking away an ↑ electron ⇨ proton

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