ion

noun
\ ˈī-ən How to pronounce ion (audio) , ˈī-ˌän How to pronounce ion (audio) \

Definition of ion

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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 (such as a free electron)

Definition of Ion (Entry 2 of 3)

Ionic

Definition of -ion (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : act or process validation
b : result of an act or process regulation
2 : state or condition hydration

Examples of ion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Negative ion technology accompanied by far infrared heat, seals hair cuticles while protecting strands. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Crucially, grid-scale batteries don’t have to only rely on lithium-ion technology. John Ainger, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2022 The LiFePO4 battery technology is a step up from traditional lithium-ion batteries, promising a longer shelf life and better safety. Mike Richard And Dale Arden Chong, Men's Health, 10 June 2022 But progress has been slow, with the Energy Department estimating in 2019 that lithium-ion batteries are collected and recycled at a rate of less than 5%. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 10 June 2022 Orca’s modular, open-architecture design would permit multiple payloads depending on mission objectives, and its diesel-electric propulsion system utilizing lithium-ion batteries would enable the robotic subs to remain submerged for up to five days. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 2 June 2022 This lightweight substance is a critical component in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which are used in most personal electronics and electric vehicles. Emily Barone, Time, 26 May 2022 The plant, which will be the second EV battery plant announced for the automaker in North America, is slated to begin production of lithium-ion batteries in early 2025, according to a news release Tuesday. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 24 May 2022 For the past three decades, lithium-ion batteries have been king. Pranshu Verma, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ion

Noun

circa 1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ion

Noun

Greek, neuter of iōn, present participle of ienai to go — more at issue entry 1

Noun suffix

French -ion, from Latin -ion-, -io

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25 Jun 2022

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“Ion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ion. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for ion

ion

noun
\ ˈī-ən How to pronounce ion (audio) , ˈī-ˌän \

Kids Definition of ion

: an atom or group of atoms that carries an electric charge

-ion

noun suffix

Kids Definition of -ion

1 : act or process construction
2 : result of an act or process regulation eruption
3 : state or condition perfection

ion

noun
\ ˈī-ən How to pronounce ion (audio) , ˈī-ˌän How to pronounce ion (audio) \

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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