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ion

noun \ˈī-ən, ˈī-ˌän\

: an atom or group of atoms that has a positive or negative electric charge from losing or gaining one or more electrons

Full Definition of ION

1
:  an atom or group of atoms that carries a positive or negative electric charge as a result of having lost or gained one or more electrons
2
:  a charged subatomic particle (as a free electron)

Origin of ION

Greek, neuter of iōn, present participle of ienai to go — more at issue
First Known Use: circa 1834

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with ION

Ion

abbreviation

Definition of ION

Ionic

ion

noun \ˈī-ən, ˈī-ˌän\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ION

1
:  an atom or group of atoms that carries a positive or negative electric charge as a result of having lost or gained one or more electrons—see anion, cation
2
:  a charged subatomic particle (as a free electron)

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