negatron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attributed to Carl D. Anderson.

Noun[edit]

negatron ‎(plural negatrons)

  1. Electron.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term was proposed by Carl D. Anderson, who had discovered the positron. He suggested it be used for the negatively charged particle only, with electron being used for either the negatron or positron. (See w:Electron.)

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