Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere

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Synonyms of Argon

ar, atomic number 18

Alternate forms of Argon

Hypernyms: argonon, chemical element, element, inert gas, noble gas

Origin of the word Argon

  1. chemical element, 1894, from Gk. argon, neut. of argos "idle," from a- "without" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)). So called by its discoverers, Baron Rayleigh and Sir William Ramsay, for its inert qualities. more

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