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i·on

 (ī′ŏn′, ī′ən)
n.
An atom or a group of atoms that has acquired a net electric charge by gaining or losing one or more electrons.

[Greek ion, something that goes, neuter present participle of ienai, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]
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ion

(ˈaɪən; -ɒn)
n
(Atomic Physics) an electrically charged atom or group of atoms formed by the loss or gain of one or more electrons. See also cation, anion
[C19: from Greek, literally: going, from ienai to go]
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i•on

(ˈaɪ ən, ˈaɪ ɒn)

n.
1. an atom or atom group electrically charged by the loss or gain of electrons, represented by a plus or a minus sign, as a cation (Na + , Ca + + ) or anion (Cl).
2. one of the electrically charged particles formed in a gas by electric discharge.
[< Greek ión going, neuter present participle of iénai to go; term introduced by Michael Faraday in 1834]
i•on′ic, adj.

-ion

a suffix, appearing in words of Latin origin, denoting action or condition, used to form nouns from stems of adjectives (communion; union) and verbs (legion; opinion; suspicion).
Compare -tion.
[Middle English -ioun < Anglo-French < Latin -iōnem, acc. of -iō suffix forming nouns]

Ion.

Ionic.
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i·on

(ī′ən, ī′ŏn′)
An atom or a group of atoms that has an electric charge. Positive ions, or cations, are formed by the loss of electrons; negative ions, or anions, are formed by the gain of electrons. See Note at charge.
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ion

1. An electrically charged atom or group of atoms.
2. An electrically charged atom or group of atoms.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ion - a particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons
anion - a negatively charged ion
cation - a positively charged ion
subatomic particle, particle - a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
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Translations

ion

[ˈaɪən] Nion m
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ion

[ˈaɪən] nion m
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ion

nIon nt
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ion

[ˈaɪən] nione m
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ion

n. ion, átomo o grupo de átomos provistos de carga eléctrica.
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ion

n ion or ión m
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It will wake you using a combination of simulated sunrise, morning music and negative ions to wake you up smartly and gently.
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