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chronon

[kroh-non] /ˈkroʊ nɒn/
noun
1.
a hypothetical unit of time, taken as a ratio between the diameter of the electron and the velocity of light, equivalent to approximately 10− 24 second.
Origin of chronon
1975-1980
1975-80; < Greek chron(os) time + -on1
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  • A chronon is the length of time it takes one quantum of energy to push one electron from one electronic orbit to the next.

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British Dictionary definitions for chronon

chronon

/ˈkrəʊnɒn/
noun
1.
a unit of time equal to the time that a photon would take to traverse the diameter of an electron: about 10–24 seconds
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