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Meaning of "xenon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD XENON

From Greek: something strange.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF XENON

xenon  [ˈzɛnɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XENON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xenon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES XENON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

xenon

Xenon

Xenon is a chemical element with the symbol Xe and atomic number 54. It is a colorless, heavy, odorless noble gas, that occurs in the Earth's atmosphere in trace amounts. Although generally unreactive, xenon can undergo a few chemical reactions such as the formation of xenon hexafluoroplatinate, the first noble gas compound to be synthesized. Naturally occurring xenon consists of eight stable isotopes. There are also over 40 unstable isotopes that undergo radioactive decay. The isotope ratios of xenon are an important tool for studying the early history of the Solar System. Radioactive xenon-135 is produced from iodine-135 as a result of nuclear fission, and it acts as the most significant neutron absorber in nuclear reactors. Xenon is used in flash lamps and arc lamps, and as a general anesthetic. The first excimer laser design used a xenon dimer molecule as its lasing medium, and the earliest laser designs used xenon flash lamps as pumps. Xenon is also being used to search for hypothetical weakly interacting massive particles and as the propellant for ion thrusters in spacecraft.

Definition of xenon in the English dictionary

The definition of xenon in the dictionary is a colourless odourless gaseous element occurring in trace amounts in air; formerly considered inert it is now known to form compounds and is used in radio valves, stroboscopic and bactericidal lamps, and bubble chambers. Symbol: Xe; atomic no: 54; atomic wt: 131.29; valency: 0; density: 5.887 kg/m³; melting pt: –111.76°C; boiling pt: –108.0°C.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XENON


Agamemnon
ˌæɡəˈmɛmnɒn
Agnon
ˈæɡnɒn
Al-Anon
ˈæləˌnɒn
anon
əˈnɒn
chronon
ˈkrəʊnɒn
diazinon
daɪˈæzɪnɒn
guenon
ɡəˈnɒn
magnon
ˈmæɡnɒn
Memnon
ˈmɛmnɒn
ninon
ˈniːnɒn
olecranon
əʊˈlɛkrəˌnɒn
organon
ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn
paralipomenon
ˌpærəlaɪˈpɒmənɒn
Parthenon
ˈpɑːθəˌnɒn
phonon
ˈfəʊnɒn
properispomenon
prəʊˌperɪˈspəʊməˌnɒn
Simenon
ˈsɪmənɒn
synanon
ˈsɪnənɒn
turn-on
ˈtɜːnɒn
xoanon
ˈzəʊəˌnɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XENON

xenogeny
xenoglossia
xenoglossy
xenograft
xenolith
xenolithic
xenomania
xenomenia
xenomorphic
xenomorphically
Xenophanes
xenophile
xenophobe
xenophobia
xenophobic
xenophobically
xenophoby
Xenophon
xenophya
xenoplastic

WORDS THAT END LIKE XENON

autokinetic phenomenon
epiphenomenon
figure-ground phenomenon
hapax legomenon
hebenon
Krishna Menon
Maintenon
Menon
noumenon
paraleipomenon
perispomenon
phaenomenon
phenomenon
phi-phenomenon
prolegomenon
superphenomenon
tenon
theologoumenon
tusk tenon

Synonyms and antonyms of xenon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xenon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XENON

Find out the translation of xenon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of xenon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xenon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

氙气
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xenon
570 millions of speakers

English

xenon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्सीनन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

زينون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксенон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xenon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জেনোন্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xénon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xenon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Xenon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キセノン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크세논
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xenon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xenon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செனான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्सीनन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ksenon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xeno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ksenon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксенон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xenon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

xenon
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xenon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xenon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xenon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xenon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XENON»

The term «xenon» is very widely used and occupies the 9.765 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XENON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about xenon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XENON»

Discover the use of xenon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xenon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Noble Gases: Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Radon
Introduces the Noble Gases and teaches how these elements are connected, found, used, and structured.
Adam Furgang, 2010
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Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Xenon air lamp and a typical lamp housing. Revised from [5]. Courtesy of Newport Corp. quantum counter was used in the reference channel to provide a signal proportional to the lamp intensity, and the intensity of the sample was divided by ...
Joseph R. Lakowicz, 2007
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Handbook of Biological Confocal Microscopy
Xenon and zirconium arcs have spectral lines in the near IR. The emission spectra of arc sources can be classified in three ways: (1) continuous, (2) line spectra, and (3) mix of lines and continuous spectra. Figure 6.5(A) shows the spectra of ...
James Pawley, 2010
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Adsorption of Xenon on Vicinal Copper and Platinum Surfaces
Abstract The adsorption of xenon was studied on Cu(l 11), Cu(221), Cu(643) and on Pt(l 1 1), Pt(221), and Pt(531) using low energy electron diffraction (LEED), temperature programmed desorption (TPD) of xenon, and ultraviolet ...
Layton Baker, 2008
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TMI 25 Years Later: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power ...
An estimated ten million curies of xenon were released. Trace amounts of radioactive iodine (thirty curies of iodine-131 and four curies of iodine-133) were also released (Eisenbud 1989, 515-56). Both were released into the atmosphere as ...
Bonnie Anne Osif
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Cryocoolers 13
approved2 and a lot of R&D experiments have been carried out.3 A liquid xenon dark matter search experiment has also proposed.4 The key technology of these experiments lies in cryogenic engineering including xenon liquefaction and ...
Ronald G. Ross, 2005
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Standard Potentials in Aqueous Solution
Xenon tetrafluoride is stable and can be stored in a metal container. It reacts rapidly with hydrogen and at 400°C with xenon gas to yield xenon difluoride [22] . It also reacts with fluorine and O2F2 between 140 and 195 K to yield xenon ...
Allen J. Bard, Roger Parsons, Joseph Jordan, 1985
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Foundations of Anesthesia: Basic Sciences for Clinical Practice
Dingley J, Ivanova-Stoilova TM, Grundler S, Wall T. Xenon: Recent ischemia and adverse cardiac outcomes in cardiac patients developments. Anaesthesia 1999; 54:335–46. undergoing noncardiac surgery with sevoflurane and isoflurane.
Hugh C. Hemmings, Philip M. Hopkins, 2006
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The Forrest Mims Circuit Scrapbook
The brilliant white light emitted by the xenon flash tube has many practical applications in photography, solar simulation and optical pumping of various laser materials. Xenon flash lamps are also used in many kinds of safety, rescue and ...
Forrest M. Mims, 2000
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The Moon: Our Sister Planet
And in the case of the Apollo 14 breccias the fission xenon is in fact intermediate in isotopic composition between that expected from uranium and that determined experimentally from plutonium-244. In one nail-biting experiment some ...
Peter H. Cadogan, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XENON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xenon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Xenon Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call and Webcast …
BURNABY, British Columbia, July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, ... «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Steven Gannon to Its Board of …
BURNABY, British Columbia, May 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, ... «GlobeNewswire, May 15»
3
Australia: Racing Victoria outlaw argon and xenon
Australia: In an effort to remain on the offensive against doping techniques, Racing Victoria have outlawed the use of inert gases argon and xenon. «Racing Post, Apr 15»
4
Teva and Xenon Announce Enrollment of First Patient in a Phase 2b …
JERUSALEM & BURNABY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE:TEVA) and Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. «Business Wire, Apr 15»
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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Richard H. Scheller to Its …
BURNABY, British Columbia, March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq:XENE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical ... «GlobeNewswire, Mar 15»
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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Financial Results and …
Dr. Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "2014 was a pivotal year in Xenon's history, marked by our evolution to a publicly ... «GlobeNewswire, Mar 15»
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Camera shy Raspberry Pi 2 resets when exposed to Xenon flash
Raspberry Pi 2 camera flash glitch The raspberry Pi 2 microcomputer suffers from a glitch which sees it reset itself when exposed to camera flashes. (Raspberry ... «International Business Times UK, Feb 15»
8
Germ-zapping robot enlisted to fight hospital infections
According to company spokesperson Melinda Hart, the robot's Xenon-containing light bulb kills 99.9 percent of dangerous viruses and bacteria in less than 5 ... «CBS News, Oct 14»
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Xenon could provide protection for the brain after a blow to the head
Previous studies at Imperial College London showed xenon, a chemically inert gas, has the ability to protect brain cells from mechanical injury in the lab. «Gizmag, Sep 14»
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Wada brings in ban on xenon and argon, but has no test
Indeed the company that developed techniques to help athletes prepare using xenon, has a "badge of honour" on its website from the Russian Olympic ... «BBC News, Aug 14»

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