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An ionization gauge in which the passage of alpha particles through a near-vacuum generates an ionization current by means of which the pressure of the residual gas may be measured. Frequently attributive Now historical.
1940s (in an earlier sense). From alpha + -tron.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.