Definition of xenon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzēˌnän/
Pronunciation: /ˈzenˌän/


The chemical element of atomic number 54, a member of the noble gas series. It is obtained by distillation of liquid air and is used in some specialized electric lamps. (Symbol: Xe)
Example sentences
  • In the same year, Ramsay and Travers discovered two other noble gases, xenon and neon.
  • A plasma monitor often consists of two panels, which are filled with an inert gas, such as xenon or neon.
  • It consists of a tube filled with xenon gas, with electrodes on either end and a metal trigger plate at the middle of the tube.


Late 19th century: from Greek, neuter of xenos 'strange'.

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Syllabification: xe·non

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