Definition of Argon

1. Noun. A colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere.

Exact synonyms: Ar, Atomic Number 18
Generic synonyms: Chemical Element, Element, Argonon, Inert Gas, Noble Gas
Substance meronyms: Air



Definition of Argon

1. n. A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and remarkable for its chemical inertness.

2. n. A colorless, odorless gas occurring in the air (of which it constitutes 0.93 per cent by volume), in volcanic gases, etc.; -- so named on account of its inertness by Rayleigh and Ramsay, who prepared and examined it in 1894-95. Symbol, A; at. wt., 39.9. Argon is condensible to a colorless liquid boiling at -186.1° C. and to a solid melting at -189.6° C. It has a characteristic spectrum. No compounds of it are known, but there is physical evidence that its molecule is monatomic. Weight of one liter at 0° C. and 760 mm., 1.7828 g.

Definition of Argon

1. Noun. a chemical element (''symbol'' Ar) with an atomic number of 18 ¹

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Definition of Argon

1. a gaseous element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Argon

1. A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and remarkable for its chemical inertness. Origin: Gr. Inactive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argon

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Literary usage of Argon

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"argon. lier. 41, 2017). The cyanamide process is used in America as a means of producing argon in quantity. Nitrogen obtained from the air by the copper ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"And as the molecular weight of hydrogen is accepted as twice its atomic weight, and as the density of helium is approximately 2, and that of argon ..."

3. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1905)
"NOTE ON THE CONDITIONS ATTENDING THE APPEARANCE OF THE argon LINES IN AIR BY AS KING' The spectrum of argon in gas mixtures was shown by Collie and ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"The last fractions of liquefied argon show the presence of three new ... This gus, which has been obtained practically free from krypton, argon, ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1897)
"Sedgwick : Weight of argon, anticipated before the discovery of argon by Lord ... M. Berthelot: Attempts to make argon enter into chemical combination. ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The argon ultimately found was 75-0 cc, or a little more than i % of the ... 66, 1895) gave i-iS6 cc as the amount of argon present in 100 cc of mixed ..."

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