positron etymology

English word positron comes from English -tron, English positive

Detailed word origin of positron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-tron English (eng) Used as a gender-neutral suffix as an alternative to -ter or -tress. Used to name a number of elementary particles. Used to name a number of machine learning algorithms. Used to name a number of particle accelerators. Used to name various electronic devices.
positive English (eng) (New Age jargon) Good, desirable, healthful, pleasant, enjoyable; (often precedes 'energy', 'thought', 'feeling' or 'emotion').. (chemistry) basic; metallic; not acid; opposed to negative, and said of metals, bases, and basic radicals.. (chemistry) electropositive. (chiefly, philosophy) Actual, real, concrete, not theoretical or speculative.. (grammar) Describing the primary sense of an [...]
positron English (eng) (particle) The antimatter equivalent of an electron, having the same mass but a positive charge.

Words with the same origin as positron

Descendants of -tron
Quotron alphatron cosmotron crossatron cryotron cyclotron gyrotron ignitron isotron krytron magnetron mellotron microtron minirhizotron orgasmatron photosynthetron plasmatron positronic reflectron rhizotron surfatron synchrotron trigatron waitron
Descendants of positive
copositivity electropositivity homopositivity immunopositivity nonpositivity posistor positivist positivity positivize positone possimism posynomial poz pozzie semipositivity semipositone seropositivity spositron