AskDefine | Define positron

Dictionary Definition

positron n : an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation [syn: antielectron]

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English

Pronunciation

/'pazItran/[Pos-i-tron]

Noun

  1. The antimatter equivalent of an electron, having the same mass but a positive charge

Translations

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French

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Norwegian

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  1. positron

Swedish

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