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neon

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noun ne·on \ˈnē-ˌän\

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

neoned

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Origin and Etymology of neon

Greek, neuter of neos new — more at new


First Known Use: 1898


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neon

adjective ne·on

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


NEON Defined for English Language Learners

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neon

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noun ne·on \ˈnē-ˌän\

Definition of neon for English Language Learners

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


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neon

adjective ne·on

Definition of neon for English Language Learners

  • : using neon

  • : extremely bright


NEON Defined for Kids

neon

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noun ne·on \ˈnē-ˌän\

Definition of neon for Students

  1. :  a colorless gaseous chemical element found in very small amounts in the air and used in electric lights


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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