positron

Definitions

Astronomy

  • particle identical to an electron but bearing a positive rather than negative electric charge

Electronics

  • The antiparticle equivalent of the electron. It has the same mass as the electron, but opposite electric charge and magnetic moment.
  • A positively-charged electron. The term is utilized to differentiate such a particle from a negatron, or negatively-charged electron.
  • synonympositive electron
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