noun \ˈsä-lə-ˌtän\

Definition of SOLITON

:  a solitary wave (as in a gaseous plasma) that propagates with little loss of energy and retains its shape and speed after colliding with another such wave

Origin of SOLITON

solitary + 2-on
First Known Use: 1965


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