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1. The formation of or separation into ions by heat, electrical discharge, radiation, or chemical reaction.
2. The state of being ionized.
a. the formation of ions as a result of a chemical reaction, high temperature, electrical discharge, particle collisions, or radiation
b. (as modifier): ionization temperature; ionization current.
The process of producing ions by the removal of electrons from, or the addition of electrons to, atoms or molecules.
The process by which an atom becomes an ion by either losing or gaining one or more electrons.
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|Noun||1.||ionization - the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge); "the ionization of a gas"|
|2.||ionization - the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas|