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neon

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noun ne·on \ˈnē-ˌän\

Simple Definition of neon

  • : a type of gas that is used in brightly colored electric signs and lights

Full Definition of neon

  1. 1 :  a colorless odorless mostly inert gaseous element that is found in minute amounts in air and is used in electric lamps — see element table

  2. 2 a :  a discharge lamp in which the gas contains a large proportion of neon b :  a sign composed of such lamps c :  the illumination provided by such lamps or signs

ne·oned play \-ˌänd\ adjective

Origin of neon

Greek, neuter of neos new — more at new


First Known Use: 1898

Rhymes with neon

aeon, add-on, agon, agone, Akan, Ambon, Amman, anon, Anshan, archon, argon, Argonne, atman, axon, bank on, barchan, baton, big on, Bion, blouson, bon ton, bonbon, boron, boson, bouillon, bring on, build on, bygone, caisson, call on, canton, capon, cast on, catch on, Ceylon, chaconne, Charon, chew on, chiffon, chiton, chrismon, Cimon, cistron, clip-on, codon, come-on, cordon, coupon, crampon, crayon, crepon, cretonne, crouton, Dacron, dead-on, Dear John, doggone, Dogon, Don Juan, exon, fall on, flacon, foregone, form on, Freon, fronton, futon, Garonne, get on, Gibran, gluon, gnomon, go on, guidon, hadron, Hainan, hand on, hands-on, hang on, have on, hazan, head-on, Henan, hereon, high on, hit on, hogan, hold on, Huainan, icon, intron, ion, jargon, Jinan, jomon, kanban, kaon, Kashan, keen on, Khoisan, Kirman, koan, krypton, kurgan, Kurgan, lauan, lepton, let on, lock on, log on, look on, Luzon, macron, Masan, Medan, Memnon, meson, micron, Milan, mod con, moron, mouton, Multan, muon, natron, nekton, nephron, neuron, neutron, ninon, Nippon, nylon, odds-on, Oman, Oran, Orlon, paeon, parton, Pathan, pavane, pecan, peon, Phaëthon, photon, phyton, pick on, pion, piton, plankton, pluton, pompon, prion, proton, Pusan, push on, put-on, pylon, python, racon, radon, rag on, rayon, recon, rhyton, run-on, run on, Saint John, Saipan, salon, San Juan, Schliemann, Schumann, Shaban, shaman, shaitan, Shingon, sign on, sit on, slip-on, snap-on, solon, Solon, soupçon, soutane, stand on, stolon, stuck on, Suwon, sweet on, Taiwan, taipan, take on, tampon, taxon, Teflon, Tehran, teston, thereon, Tian Shan, tisane, torchon, toucan, toyon, trade on, trigon, Tristan, triton, trogon, try on, Tucson, turned-on, turn on, Typhon, tzigane, uhlan, Ulsan, upon, wait on, walk-on, witan, whereon, Wonsan, wonton, work on, Wuhan, xenon, Xi'an, Yukon, Yunnan, zircon


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neon

adjective ne·on

Simple Definition of neon

  • : using neon

  • : extremely bright

Full Definition of neon

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or using neon

  2. 2 :  extremely bright :  fluorescent <neon yellow>

1904

First Known Use of neon

1904


Medical Dictionary

neon

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noun ne·on \ˈnē-ˌän\

Medical Definition of neon

  1. :  a colorless odorless primarily inert gaseous element found in minute amounts in air and used in electric lamps—symbol Ne; see element table




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