positron

noun pos·i·tron \ ˈpä-zə-ˌträn \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of positron

: a positively charged particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the antiparticle of the electron called also antielectron

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Origin and Etymology of positron

positive + -tron (as in electron)


POSITRON Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of positron for English Language Learners

  • physics : a very small particle of matter that has a positive charge of electricity and that travels around the nucleus of an atom


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positron

noun pos·i·tron \ ˈpäz-ə-ˌträn \

medical Definition of positron

: a positively charged particle having the same mass and magnitude of charge as the electron and constituting the antiparticle of the electron called also positive electron

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