Ion Definition

īŏn, īən
ions
noun
An atom or group of atoms with an electrical charge resulting from the loss or gain of one or more electrons during chemical reactions: the loss of electrons results in a positively charged ion (cation), the gain of electrons in a negatively charged ion (anion)
Webster's New World
The definition of an electrically charged atom or group of atoms.
An example of an ion is an atom of hydrogen that has gained an electron.
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Synonyms:
electrically charged particleanioncation
suffix
Action or process.
Completion.
American Heritage
Result of an action or process.
Indention.
American Heritage
State or condition.
Dehydration.
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The act or condition of.
Retrospection.
Webster's New World
The result of.
Retroaction.
Webster's New World
pronoun

(Greek mythology) Son of Creusa and Xuthus, and the ancestor of Ionian people.

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Other Word Forms of Ion

Noun

Singular:
ion
Plural:
ions

Origin of Ion

  • Greek ion something that goes neuter present participle of ienai to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἰόν (ion, “going”), neuter present participle of εἶμι (eimi, “I go”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin -iō -iōn- n. suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ἴων (Iōn).

    From Wiktionary

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