from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An electron or positron, especially one emitted at high energy in the decay of certain radioactive nuclei.

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  • noun physics An energetic electron or positron produced as the result of a nuclear reaction or nuclear decay.

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  • noun a high-speed electron or positron emitted in the decay of a radioactive isotope


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