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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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[C19: from Greek, literally: going, from ienai to go]
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i•on(ˈaɪ ən, ˈaɪ ɒn)
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]
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]
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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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1. An electrically charged atom or group of atoms.
2. An electrically charged atom or group of atoms.
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|Noun||1.||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
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ion[ˈaɪən] N → ion m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
ion[ˈaɪən] n → ion m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Ion nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
ion[ˈaɪən] n → ione m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. ion, átomo o grupo de átomos provistos de carga eléctrica.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
ionn ion or ión m
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.