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Any of a group of four mesons, one positively charged and one negatively charged, having a mass 966 times that of an electron, and two electrically neutral, having a mass 974 times that of an electron. The two charged kaons have the same mean lifetime, about 1.24 × 10-10 second; the two neutral kaons have lifetimes of about 9 × 10-11 second and 5 × 10-8 second. Also called K meson.

[ka, pronunciation of the letter K + -on.]
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(General Physics) a meson that has a positive or negative charge and a rest mass of about 966 electron masses, or no charge and a rest mass of 974 electron masses. Also called: K-meson
[C20: ka representing the letter k + (mes)on]
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(ˈkeɪ ɒn)

a meson with strangeness + 1 and either positive or zero electric charge, or its antiparticle with strangeness −1 and either negative or zero electric charge.
Symbol: K Also called K meson.
[1955–60; ka- (sp. of name of letter k) + (mes) on]
ka•on′ic, adj.
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Noun1.kaon - an unstable meson produced as the result of a high-energy particle collision
meson, mesotron - an elementary particle responsible for the forces in the atomic nucleus; a hadron with a baryon number of 0
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