Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix A ketone: acetone.
  • suffix A chemical compound containing oxygen, especially in a carbonyl group: lactone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix a ketone
  • suffix any similar compound containing a carbonyl functional group

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A suffix indicating that the substance, in the name of which it appears, is a ketone.
  • suffix A termination indicating that the hydrocarbon to the name of which it is affixed belongs to the fourth series of hydrocarbons, or the third series of unsaturated hydrocarbons; as, nonone.

Etymologies

Probably from Greek -ōnē, feminine patronymic suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably Ancient Greek -όνη (-onē) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And Pedro -one of those immigrants who'd been helping Alabama, as a worker and consumer- is already on his way to another state.

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  • No, there was little doubt that Sarek had the requisites to persuade a vulnerable young person to do what he wanted—-one way or another.

    The Vulcan Academy Murders

  • Inside their box were a claimed 245,000 signatures asking for an "ethical iPhone"-one manufactured with improved working conditions for the Chinese laborers at Foxconn.

    Gizmodo

  • As of now, Anthopoulos says Thames and Snider are battling it out for the starting spot, but with the Blue Jays continuing to be linked in trade rumours surrounding Oakland Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez and others, it remains possible - even likely -one of the two will be gone by 2012 opening day.

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  • Then, they scream "liberal" as if that is a bad word, socialist, communist, Maoist, Stalinist at the President and turn around and nominate Romney---one of the most liberal members among the RINOs!

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  • A latter-day "Ars Poetica"-one too often dismissed these days-is the popular poem by Archibald MacLeish, with its two famous and quotable pronouncements:

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  • Brilliance even markets its M2 sedan as having been through the "BMVV quality control process"-one letter away from the BMW brand-and says its car is "known as the Chinese BMW 3."

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  • A: Yes, there will be two separate sites -one at Netflix.com, and another at Qwikster.com, which will go live within the next few weeks.

    The Seattle Times

  • In a bid to rein in excessive spending on unproven talent, baseball's new collective bargaining agreement will force that team, and whichever team it might do business with, to whip out an algorithm -one that takes into account a bunch of obscure calculations ranging from the likely future signing bonuses for players taken in the draft to how much each team might be allowed to spend on draft picks.

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  • As one of those who supports our troops---one who has served himself---but who did not and does not support "the cause" of the Iraq war, how can I reply to these words, especially when they are spoken by a true American hero, one of the Marines' most decorated and distinguished generals?

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