radioaktív

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

radio- +‎ aktív. Coined by Marie Curie after the phenomenon of radioactivity was discovered by Henri Becquerel French physicist. International word, compare English radioactive, French radioactif, German radioaktiv.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɒdiʲoɒktiːv, ˈraːdiʲoːɒktiːv/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧di‧o‧ak‧tív

Adjective[edit]

radioaktív (comparative radioaktívabb, superlative legradioaktívabb)

  1. (physics) radioactive

Usage notes[edit]

The radio- prefix is spelled with short a and o in Hungarian compound words. However, it can be pronounced both short and long. The long pronunciation is influenced by the noun rádió.