Adjective "neutron" definition and examples

(Neutron may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnjuːtrɒn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A subatomic particle of about the same mass as a proton but without an electric charge, present in all atomic nuclei except those of ordinary hydrogen.
  1. 'Even the protons and neutrons in the atomic nucleus are believed to made of even smaller particles called quarks.'
  2. 'An alpha particle consists of two protons and two neutrons; it is the nucleus of a helium atom.'

More definitions

1. an elementary particle having no charge, mass slightly greater than that of a proton, and spin of ½: a constituent of the nuclei of all atoms except those of hydrogen. Symbol:n.

More examples(as adjective)

"stars can be neutron."

"bombardments can be neutron."

Origin

Early 20th century: from neutral + -on.