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ne·on

 (nē′ŏn′)
n.
1. Symbol Ne A rare, inert gaseous element occurring in the atmosphere to the extent of 18 parts per million and obtained by fractional distillation of liquid air. It is colorless but glows reddish orange in an electric discharge and is used in lasers, as a cryogen, and in cathode-ray tubes and other display devices. Atomic number 10; atomic weight 20.180; melting point -248.59°C; boiling point -246.08°C. See Periodic Table.
2. Electric signage made with neon lights.
3. An extremely bright shade of a color.
4. A neon tetra.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or containing neon.
2. Of or relating to a form of lighting used especially on advertising signs and consisting of glass tubes filled with neon or other gases that emit colored light when subjected to an electric current.
3. Extremely bright or vivid; fluorescent: neon purple.

[From Greek, neuter of neos, new; see newo- in Indo-European roots.]

neon

(ˈniːɒn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless rare gaseous element, an inert gas occurring in trace amounts in the atmosphere: used in illuminated signs and lights. Symbol: Ne; atomic no: 10; atomic wt: 20.1797; valency: 0; density: 0.899 90 kg/m3; melting pt: –248.59°C; boiling pt: –246.08°C
2. (Electrical Engineering) (modifier) of or illuminated by neon or neon lamps: neon sign.
[C19: via New Latin from Greek neon new]

ne•on

(ˈni ɒn)

n.
1. a chemically inert gaseous element occurring in small amounts in the earth's atmosphere, used chiefly in a type of electrical lamp. Symbol: Ne; at. wt.: 20.183; at. no.: 10; density: 0.9002 g/l at 0°C and 760 mm pressure.
2. a sign or advertising sign formed from neon lamps.
[1895–1900; < Greek néon new, recent]

ne·on

(nē′ŏn′)
Symbol Ne A rare element that is a noble gas and occurs naturally in extremely small amounts in the atmosphere. It is colorless but glows reddish orange when electricity passes through it, such as in a tube in an electric sign. Neon is also used for refrigeration. Atomic number 10. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neon - a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tubeneon - a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
argonon, inert gas, noble gas - any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table
air - a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"
Translations
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neon

[ˈniːɒn]
A. Nneón m
B. CPD neon light Nluz f de neón
neon sign Nanuncio m de neón

neon

[ˈniːɒn] nnéon m neon light, neon sign

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n (Chem) → Neon nt
adj attrNeon-; neon tubeNeonröhre f

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[ˈniːɒn]
1. nneon m inv
2. adjal neon

neon

(ˈniːon) noun
an element, a colourless gas used in certain forms of electric lighting, eg advertising signs.

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