Xenon meaning

zē'nŏn'
A colorless, odorless, noble gas element found in minute quantities in the atmosphere, extracted commercially from liquefied air and used in stroboscopic, bactericidal, and laser-pumping lamps. Atomic number 54; atomic weight 131.29; melting point −111.74°C; boiling point −108.09°C; density (gas) 5.89 grams per liter; specific gravity (liquid, at −109°C) 2.95; valence 0, 2, 4, 6.
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A heavy, colorless, gaseous chemical element, one of the noble gases, present in the air in minute quantities and found to react with fluorine and other reactive compounds and to form salts and acids in solution: used in bubble chambers, electric luminescent tubes, lasers, vacuum tubes, etc.: symbol, Xe; at. no. 54
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A colorless, odorless element in the noble gas group occurring in extremely small amounts in the atmosphere. It was the first noble gas found to form compounds with other elements. Xenon is used in lamps that make intense flashes, such as strobe lights and flashbulbs for photography. Atomic number 54; atomic weight 131.29; melting point −111.9°C; boiling point −107.1°C; density (gas) 5.887 grams per liter; specific gravity (liquid) 3.52 (−109°C).
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A heavy, gaseous chemical element (symbol Xe) of the noble gases group with an atomic number of 54.
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Origin of xenon

  • From Greek neuter of xenos foreign, strange xeno–
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ξένον (ksenon), neuter of ξένος (xenos, “foreign, strange").
    From Wiktionary