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axion
[
ak
-see-on]
/ˈæk siˌɒn/
IPA
Syllables
Word Origin
noun
,
Physics.
1.
a hypothetical particle having no charge, zero spin, and small mass: postulated in some forms of quantum chromodynamics.
Origin of
axion
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1978
1978;
perhaps
axi(al current)
+
-on
^{1}
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British Dictionary definitions for
axion
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axion
/
ˈæksɪˌon
/
noun
1.
(
physics
) a hypothetical neutral elementary particle postulated to account for certain conservation laws in the strong interaction
Word Origin
C20: from
axi
(
om
) +
-on
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Word Origin and History for
axion
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n.
1978, from
axial
+ scientific suffix
-on
.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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