Ion meaning

īŏn, īən
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The act or condition of.

Retrospection.

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(1) (IDL On the Net) See IDL.
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An atom or group of atoms that has acquired a positive (+) or negative (
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An atom or group of atoms bearing an electrical charge such as the sodium and chlorine atoms in a salt solution.
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(Greek mythology) Son of Creusa and Xuthus, and the ancestor of Ionian people.
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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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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)
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The result of.

Retroaction.

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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.
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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.
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State or condition.

Dehydration.

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Origin of ion

  • < Fr or L: Fr -ion < L -io, nom., (gen. -ionis)

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • 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

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

    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

  • From Ancient Greek Ἴων (Iōn).

    From Wiktionary