tachyon etymology

English word tachyon comes from English -on, English tachy- (Fast.)

Detailed word origin of tachyon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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).
tachy- English (eng) Fast.
tachyon English (eng) (particle) A hypothetical particle that travels faster than the speed of light.. (physics) A flaw in a physical theory that predicts the existence of tachyons or similar paradoxical results. Compare with ghost.

Words with the same origin as tachyon

Descendants of -on
Bohr magneton antineoplaston baryon baryonless boron boson caron encephalon energon interferon klepton leptoproduction multiexon neutron neutronic nylon photon photonic pion polaron psychon renormalon texton trion
Descendants of tachy-
hydrotachymeter phototachymeter tachocline tachometer tachyarrhythmia tachygraph tachylalia tachymeter tachymetry tachyonic tachypace tachypacing tachyphagia tachyphylactic tachyphylaxis tachypnea tachypnoea tachyscope tachysystole tachytely tachyzoite