Share this entry
magneton Syllabification: mag·ne·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡnətən/

Definition of magneton in English:


A unit of magnetic moment in atomic and nuclear physics.
Example sentences
  • Just as an ampere is a unit of electric current, a magneton is a unit of magnetic dipole moment.
  • Given this distribution, Parson shows that a group of eight magnetons may be arranged symmetrically round the sphere so as to give a stable configuration; and even with atoms possessing a larger number of magnetrons, a similar distribution of eight is assumed.
  • One of the most obvious advantages of the Parson magneton is that it affords a rational basis for the assumption made by Bohr, viz. that an electron rotating in a stable orbit does not radiate.


Early 20th century: from magnetic + -on.

Definition of magneton in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words

More words in this category

arpent cfs cubic EHP half-cup