Etymology: From Ancient Greek (term, sc=Grek, á, tr=elektron, , amber, lang=grc) from (term, sc=Grek, -, tr=el-, , sun, bright, shiny, lang=grc).See also (term, electric) + (term, -on).
- (particles) The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.
- (context, chemistry, obsolete) An alloy of magnesium and aluminum.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for electron for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of electron