Definition of krypton in English:


Syllabification: kryp·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈkripˌtän


The chemical element of atomic number 36, a member of the noble gas series. It is obtained by distillation of liquid air and is used in some kinds of electric light. (Symbol: Kr)
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  • Consider windows that fill that space with gases like argon, krypton, or a mix of the two.
  • However, some windows use argon or krypton in this space to improve thermal performance.
  • Sometimes a mixture of krypton and argon are used instead of the mercury.


late 19th century: from Greek krupton, neuter of kruptos 'hidden'.

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