Origin of -tronGr, suffix of instrument, akin to Classical Latin -trum
An example of a word ending in tron is a thyratron.
- Vacuum tube: dynatron.
- Device for manipulating subatomic particles: betatron.
Origin of -tronGreek instrumental n. suff.
- Obsolete form of trone (weighing machine)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
tron - Computer Definition
(1) (TRace ON) A debugging command in the BASIC programming language that displays each instruction with its line number when executing. TROFF (trace off) turns off the debugging mode. In the 1982 science fiction film TRON, TRON is a security program used to shut down a malevolent supercomputer.
(2) (The Realtime Operating System Nucleus) An advanced real-time operating system developed by Japanese universities and corporations. i-TRON is a version that is used for microcontrollers in industrial machinery.
- Sheen is set to appear in the remake of Alice in Wonderland as the White Rabbit and in the film Tron Legacy.
- This pair, at a price of $9.99, is inspired by the Tron series.
- I also want to do something like Tron or Avatar.
- Other churches having historical associations are the two Greyfriars churches, which occupy the two halves of one building; Tron church, the scene of midnight hilarity at the new year; St Cuthbert's church; St Andrew's church in George Street, whence set out, on a memorable day in 1843, that long procession of ministers and elders to Tanfield Hall which ended in the founding of the Free Church; St George's church in Charlotte Square, a good example of the work of Robert Adam.
- In 1815 he became minister of the Tron Church, Glasgow, in spite of determined opposition to him in the town council on the ground of his evangelical teaching.