Meaning of ION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈī-ən, ˈī-ˌän ]


Etymology: Greek, neuter of iōn, present participle of ienai to go — more at issue

Date: circa 1834

1. : an atom or group of atoms that carries a positive or negative electric charge as a result of having lost or gained one or more electrons

2. : a charged subatomic particle (as a free electron)

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.