Meaning of ION in English
n. an atom or group of atoms that has lost one or more electrons ( CATION), or gained one or more electrons ( ANION).
Phrases and idioms:
ion exchange the exchange of ions of the same charge between a usu. aqueous solution and a solid, used in water-softening etc. ion exchanger a substance or equipment for this process.
Etymology: Gk, neut. pres. part. of eimi go
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012