Origin of nitonModern Latin from Classical Latin nitere, to shine + -on as in argon: so named (1912) by Sir William Ramsay because it glows in the dark
- Niton is what radon used to be called, which is a gaseous chemical element that gives off radiation.
An example of niton is a hazardous radioactive substance in a gas form.
- Niton is a village on the largest island in the English Channel, the Isle of Wight.
An example of Niton is where Charles Dickens wrote most of his novel David Copperfield.
- (obsolete) radon
- Later the Bournemouth station was removed to Poole Harbour, and the Alum Bay station to Niton in the Isle of Wight, the distance being thus increased to 30 m.
- In January 1901 he established communication by his system between the Lizard in Cornwall and Niton in the Isle of Wight, a distance of 200 m.