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Below you will find the definition of xenon, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts
EXAMPLES - Xenon in a Sentence
- The Hall effect thruster uses xenon gas as the propellant. (source)
- The release of xenon gas in May throws the conventional view into doubt. (source)
- But the impression is pretty expensive and i heard the xenon is a cheaply made phone. (source)
- And the North's ability to surprise gets us back to the mysterious release of the xenon. (source)
- First, a range of less-dangerous gases are liberated, including tritium, krypton and xenon. (source)
- The Hall Effect thruster works by accelerating a propellant (such as xenon gas) in a magnetic field. (source)
- I'm not going to get into the details, but if you saw what I saw, you wouldn't be so quick to call xenon noble. (source)
- The word Xenon comes from the Greek word xenon which means stranger it was discovered by Sir William Ramsay in 1898. (source)
- Its camera has auto-focus, xenon flash, option of identification and image stabilization (optical zoom was not confirmed). (source)
- Starace's group applied HHG theory to heavier gaseous atoms having many electrons - elements such as xenon, argon and krypton. (source)
- The concentration of xenon was eight times higher than normal, and the presence of the gas is indicative of nuclear activities. (source)
- Researchers at the national lab in Richland earlier worked on ways to detect radioactive xenon, which is released during nuclear explosions. (source)
- The radioactive gas xenon, which is often the byproduct of unexpected nuclear fission, was detected at the Fukushima Daiichi plant during tests. (source)
- The cases you mention may be poorly adjusted xenon lights or poorly adjusted aftermarket lights with colored lenses to make them appear "high end." (source)
- For example, Fisker borrowed 15 to 20 engineers from lighting supplier Valeo for eight months to work on the Karma's distinctive bi-xenon headlights. (source)
- The xenon ions are then accelerated through 300 volts of electric field to a velocity of 16,000 meters per second, providing thrust to the spacecraft. (source)
- On Monday Seoul announced that the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety had detected unusually high levels of xenon gas near the North Korea border on May 14. (source)
- The xenon might have originated in China or Russia, but the most likely place was the land of unexplained events, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (source)
- Later, in 1898 he also discovered, by fractional distillation of liquid air, neon ( "the new one"), krypton ( "the hidden one") and xenon ( "the strange one"). (source)
- And it is used for the analysis of the noble gas xenon, which is very rare on Earth and is particularly important when found within meteorites and other samples. (source)
- Tepco said it may have found xenon, which is associated with nuclear fission, while examining gases taken from the reactor, according to an e-mailed statement today. (source)
- Whang agreed, saying a nuclear test or radioactive leakage would be the only reasons that could explain the atmospheric concentration of xenon reported by the ministry. (source)
- Half the system's 80 radionuclide stations, including Wake's, are also being equipped with gear to detect gases such as xenon and krypton, which are created in nuclear blasts. (source)
- Not every analyst agrees with Bechtol's conclusion, but doubters need to come up with a plausible explanation why xenon was wafting over the North Korean countryside last month. (source)
- The administration said the levels of the radioactive isotope xenon 133 were approximately equivalent to one-millionth the dose received from the sun, rocks or other natural sources. (source)
- A: About 20 years ago when bright xenon headlights were new and before car makers learned to adjust them properly, they often cast a bluish light that oncoming drivers found annoying. (source)
- It's a chemical symbol for xenon, which is defined as "a heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element present in the atmosphere ... used to fill luminescent tubes." (source)
- Since the wind was blowing from north to south when the xenon was detected, a Science Ministry official said the gas could not have originated from any nuclear power plants in South Korea. (source)
- While any fusion test would have registered seismic activity, according to nuclear expert Whang Joo-ho of South Korea's Kyung Hee University, the presence of xenon could also have come from a leak. (source)
- Thousands of Kennedy Space Center workers and their families lined the route Tuesday night as Atlantis crept out of the mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building a little after sunset, bathed in xenon lights. (source)
- The word Xenon comes from the Greek word xenon which means stranger it was discovered by Sir William Ramsay in 1898. has an Atomic Number of 86, the Atomic Symbol Rn, and the Atomic Mass of 222. 018g / mol. (source)
- While krypton has a considerable vapour pressure at the temperature of boiling air, the vapour pressure of xenon is hardly appreciable; hence their separation, although tedious, presented no particular difficulty. (source)
- The noble gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon) possess full octets, which they guard closely (notice their high ionization energies and small atomic radii), and tend not to interact with other atoms. (source)
- It was the most ambitious Japanese space mission to date, and it used both a traditional chemical-fueled rocket engine and additional ion engines, a novel use of microwave technology that moves the spacecraft by heating xenon gas. (source)
- According to Arnie Gunderson, a former U.S. nuclear power plant operator: events over the last day indicate that volatile radioactive elements such as xenon, krypton, cesium, iodine, and strontium are already being released from the Fufushima nuclear reactor. (source)
- Nuclear explosions produce an excited form called xenon-133m, in which the atomic nucleus is boosted to a higher-energy state, but it is not known exactly how sensitive detectors are to this form because there has been no way to make pure samples of xenon-133m with which to test them. (source)
- The researchers suggest the hypothesis explains the identical isotopic composition of light and heavy elements, and further propose it could be tested, since the explosion would leave evidence such as xenon-136 and helium-3, which would have been produced in abundance in the georeactor. (source)
- Safety: Standard equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes (ventilated front and rear), emergency braking assistance (automatic load-balancing in panic stops), electronic stability and traction control; also front, rear and third-row head air bags, and xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps. (source)
- Safety: Standard equipment includes four-wheel disc brakes ventilated front, solid rear; four-wheel anti-lock brake protection; electronic brake-force distribution; emergency braking assistance; xenon high-intensity- discharge headlamps; electronic stability and traction control; and side and head air bags. (source)
- Another possibility -- the most disturbing one, actually -- is that the North Koreans had been telling the truth when on May 12, just two days before South Korea detected the high levels of xenon, they announced they had created a nuclear fusion reaction, a step necessary to the building of a thermonuclear device. (source)
- The fact that the fuel in LFTR is both in a liquid form and operates at atmospheric pressure resolves these problems as gaseous wastes such as xenon bubble straight out and can be easily collected while portions of the fuel can be siphoned off for the removal of fission products (many of these are not wastes at all but valuable) without ever shutting down the reactor. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 43.0, which suggests that "xenon" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 8 synonyms for xenon.
anon, canon, pennon, renown, runon, senor, venin, zenana
We have 0 antonyms for xenon.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of xenon from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A colorless, odorless, highly unreactive gaseous element found in minute quantities in the atmosphere, extracted commercially from liquefied air and used in stroboscopic, bactericidal, and laser-pumping lamps. Atomic number 54; atomic weight 131.29; melting point -111.9°C; boiling point -107.1°C; density (gas) 5.887 grams per liter; specific gravity (liquid) 3.52 (-109°C). See Table at element.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A heavy, gaseous chemical element (symbol Xe) of the noble gases group with an atomic number of 54.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A very heavy, inert gaseous element of the noble gas group, occurring in the atmosphere in the proportion of one volume is about 20 millions. It was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1898. It can be condensed to a liquid boiling at -107° C., and to a solid which melts at -111.9° C. Symbol Xe (formely also X); atomic number 54; atomic weight 131.3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) In chem., the heaviest of the five recently discovered elementary substances present in gaseous form in the atmosphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts