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argon (n.)

chemical element, 1894, Modern Latin, from Greek argon, neuter of argos "lazy, idle, not working the ground, living without labor," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + ergon "work" (from PIE root *werg- "to do"). So called by its discoverers, Baron Rayleigh and Sir William Ramsay, for its inert qualities. They described it as "most astonishingly indifferent."

updated on September 24, 2022

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Definitions of argon from WordNet

argon (n.)
a colorless and odorless inert gas; one of the six inert gases; comprises approximately 1% of the earth's atmosphere;
Synonyms: Ar / atomic number "
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