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ION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ion mean? 

ION (noun)
  The noun ION has 1 sense:

1. a particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons

  Familiarity information: ION used as a noun is very rare.


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ION (noun)


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Meaning:

A particle that is electrically charged (positive or negative); an atom or molecule or group that has lost or gained one or more electrons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("ion" is a kind of...):

particle; subatomic particle (a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ion"):

anion (a negatively charged ion)

cation (a positively charged ion)


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