There are 3 definitions of Triton in English:

Triton

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪt(ə)n
 
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  • 1 Greek Mythology A minor sea god usually represented as a man with a fish’s tail and carrying a trident and shell-trumpet.
  • 2 Astronomy The largest satellite of Neptune, the seventh closest to the planet and having a retrograde orbit and a thin nitrogen atmosphere, discovered in 1846 (diameter 2,700 km).

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Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
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grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

There are 3 definitions of Triton in English:

triton1

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noun

  • A large mollusc which has a tall spiral shell with a large aperture, living in tropical and subtropical seas.
    • Genus Charonia, family Cymatiidae, class Gastropoda, in particular C. tritonis, which is used as a trumpet shell
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    • When he eventually bobbed back up at the surface, we swam over to join him and to admire his catch - a huge triton shell.
    • Various environmental factors have favoured this population explosion, but one of the main causes is the popularity among collectors of the triton's shell.
    • All were available in plain or patinated brass or copper, and they included a variety of shells, such as Philippine, chiton, limpet, melon, triton, sea conch, and nautilus.

Origin

late 18th century: from Triton.

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

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triton2

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪt(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A nucleus of a tritium atom, consisting of a proton and two neutrons.
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    • Protons, deuterons, and tritons would begin fusing with each other, releasing more energy, and initiating other fusion reactions among other hydrogen isotopes.
    • The raw spectra of protons, deuterons, tritons and alpha particles were fitted with a three moving source prescription.
    • Recent experimental data have shown that the same model systematically overpredicts the deuteron and triton yields observed at higher excitation energies up to 405 MeV.

Origin

1940s: from tritium + -on.

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively