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neon

noun [U] uk   /ˈniː.ɒn/  us   /-ɑːn/ (symbol Ne)
a chemical element that is a gas with no smell or colour, does not react with other chemicals, and shines red when an electric current goes through it: a neon light/sign
Translations of “neon”
in Vietnamese nê-ông…
in Spanish neón…
in Thai นีออน…
in Malaysian lampu neon…
in French néon…
in German das Neon…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氖,氖氣…
in Indonesian neon…
in Russian неон…
in Turkish neon, neon gazı/ışığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氖,氖气…
in Polish neon…
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