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mag·ne·ton

 (măg′nĭ-tŏn′)
n.
Any unit of measurement of the magnetic moment of a molecular, atomic, or subatomic particle, especially the Bohr magneton or nuclear magneton.
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magneton

(ˈmæɡnɪˌtɒn; mæɡˈniːtɒn)
n
1. (Units) Also called: Bohr magneton a unit of magnetic moment equal to eh/4πm where e and m are the charge and mass of an electron and h is the Planck constant. It has the value 9.274 096 × 10–24 joule per tesla. Symbol: β or mB
2. (Units) Also called: nuclear magneton a similar unit equal to βm/M where M is the mass of the proton
[C20: from magnet + (electr)on]
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mag•ne•ton

(ˈmæg nɪˌtɒn)

n.
a unit of magnetic moment, used in measuring the magnetic moment of atomic and subatomic particles.
[< French magnéton (1911) = magnét(ique) magnetic + -on -on1]
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Noun1.magneton - a unit of magnetic moment of a molecular or atomic or subatomic particle
magnetomotive force unit - a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force
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