Definition of negatron in English:

negatron

noun

  • 1Electronics. A valve with negative resistance, having an anode on one side of the cathode and a second anode and a control grid on the other side. Now historical.

  • 2Physics. An ordinary negatively charged electron (as distinct from a positron). Compare "negaton". Now disused.

Origin

Early 20th century. From nega- + -tron.

Pronunciation

negatron

/ˈnɛɡətrɒn/