Definition of photon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtɑːn//
(physics) Energy and physical forces
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a unit of electromagnetic energy See related entries: Energy and physical forces Word Origin early 20th cent.: from Greek phōs, phōt- ‘light’, on the pattern of electron.
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