autoionization etymology

English word autoionization comes from English ionization, English auto-

Detailed word origin of autoionization

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ionization English (eng) (chemistry, physics) any process that leads to the dissociation of a neutral atom or molecule into charged particles ions; the state of being ionized.
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autoionization English (eng) A process by which atoms or molecules spontaneously transition from an electrically neutral state to a lower-energy ionized state.

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