photonic etymology

English word photonic comes from English photon, English -ic

Detailed word origin of photonic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
photon English (eng) (particle) The quantum of light and other electromagnetic energy, regarded as a discrete particle having zero rest mass, no electric charge, and an indefinitely long lifetime. It is a gauge boson.
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
photonic English (eng) Of, or relating to photons or to photonics.

Words with the same origin as photonic

Descendants of photon
notoph phaser photino
Descendants of -ic
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