Negatron definition

nĕgə-trŏn
The electron, as distinguished from the positron.
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An electron with a negative charge; the antiparticle of the positron . Most branches of particle physics construe each particle along with its antiparticle to be two different forms of one underlying phenomenon, and the term electron is sometimes used as a precisely such a general term, with positron and negatron referring to the forms of the electron as they are manifested in nature.
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An electron with a negative charge, as contrasted with a positron.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
negatron
Plural:
negatrons

Origin of negatron

  • nega(tive) (elec)tron

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

  • Attributed to Carl D. Anderson.

    From Wiktionary