Definition of Electrons

1. Noun. (plural of electron) ¹

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Definition of Electrons

1. electron [n] - See also: electron

Medical Definition of Electrons

1. Stable elementary particles having the smallest known negative charge, present in all elements; also called negatrons. Positively charged electrons are called positrons. The numbers, energies and arrangement of electrons around atomic nuclei determine the chemical identities of elements. Beams of electrons are called cathode rays or beta rays, the latter being a high-energy biproduct of nuclear decay. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrons

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Literary usage of Electrons

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"The number of electrons in an atom of the different elements has how been determined, ... This arrangement will depend on the forces between the electrons ..."

2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1908)
"But at the same time it has been recognised that, apart from arguments based on the nature of mass, there is no evidence that the number of electrons in the ..."

3. A Treatise on Light by Robert Alexander Houstoun (1915)
"Again the equation (30) holds only on the assumption that the electron is not acted on by the other electrons in its neighbourhood. ..."

4. Popular Science Monthly (1902)
"versal attraction to which gravitation is due is only true of electrons when gathered together so as to form atoms. In other words, every atom attracts ..."

5. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"Let us take first the system with a total of 5!) electrons in the plane. This is the smallest total number of electrons that can have 20 in the outer ring. ..."

6. A System of Physical Chemistry by William Cudmore McCullagh Lewis, James Rice (1919)
"CHAPTER V. (Physical equilibrium, continued)—Distribution of electrons in atoms—Structure of the atom from the standpoint of the quantum theory—The ..."

7. The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by James Hopwood Jeans (1908)
"The mass of the number of negatively electrified electrons necessary to carry this ... On this view of electricity, the electrons must repel one another, ..."

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