• (RP) IPA: /ɪˈlɛktɹɒn/
  • (America) IPA: /ɪˈlɛktɹɑn/

electron (plural electrons)

  1. (particle) The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) Alloys of magnesium and other metals, like aluminum or zinc, that were manufactured by the German company Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron.
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