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noun ar·gon \ˈär-ˌgän\

Definition of argon

  1. :  a colorless odorless inert gaseous element found in the air and in volcanic gases and used especially in welding, lasers, and electric bulbs — see element table

Origin and Etymology of argon

Greek, neuter of argos idle, lazy, from a- + ergon work; from its relative inertness — more at work


First Known Use: 1894


ARGON Defined for English Language Learners

argon

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noun ar·gon \ˈär-ˌgän\

Definition of argon for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical element that is a colorless gas and that is used in various products (such as lasers and some electric light bulbs)


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argon

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noun ar·gon \ˈär-ˌgän\

Medical Definition of argon

  1. :  a colorless odorless inert gaseous element found in the air and in volcanic gases and used especially in lasers and electric bulbs—symbol Ar; see element table


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