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pho·ton

 (fō′tŏn′)
n.
The elementary particle of light and other electromagnetic radiation; the quantum of electromagnetic energy. The photon is the massless, neutral vector boson that mediates electromagnetic interactions.

pho·ton′ic adj.
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photon

(ˈfəʊtɒn)
n
(Atomic Physics) a quantum of electromagnetic radiation, regarded as a particle with zero rest mass and charge, unit spin, and energy equal to the product of the frequency of the radiation and the Planck constant
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pho•ton

(ˈfoʊ tɒn)

n.
a quantum of electromagnetic radiation, usu. considered as an elementary particle that is its own antiparticle and that has zero rest mass and charge and a spin of one.
[1926; < Greek phōt- (see phot) + -on1]
pho•ton′ic, adj.
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pho·ton

(fō′tŏn′)
The smallest unit of light or other electromagnetic energy, having no mass and no electric charge. Photons behave both as particles and waves. See Note at electromagnetic radiation.
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photon

A unit or quantum of electromagnetic radiation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.photon - a quantum of electromagnetic radiation; an elementary particle that is its own antiparticle
gauge boson - a particle that mediates the interaction of two elementary particles
electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation - radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
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photon

[ˈfəʊtɒn] Nfotón m
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photon

[ˈfəʊtɒn] nphoton mphoto opportunity nséance f de photos (pour la presse)photo-sensitive [ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adjphotosensiblephoto session nséance f photophoto shoot photo-shoot [ˈfəʊtəʊʃuːt] nséance f photo
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photon

nPhoton nt
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Until now, the development of this type of computers has been possible only for small dimensions, as a series of factors limit the possibility to increase the dimensions of photon quantum computers: the very small wavelengths of the photons (micron-size), their very high speed (the one of the light), the direction of their movement being along a certain dimension of the optical chip.