neutron etymology

English word neutron comes from English neutral, English -on

Detailed word origin of neutron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
neutral English (eng) A neutral hue.. A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.. A person who takes no side in a dispute.. An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.. An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).. The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism. [...]
-on English (eng) (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).. (physics, maths, and, biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
neutron English (eng) (particle) A subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks.

Words with the same origin as neutron

Descendants of -on