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k-shell

k-shell
K k

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key shel]
    • /keɪ ʃɛl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key shel]
    • /keɪ ʃɛl/

Definition of k-shell word

  • noun k-shell the first shell of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom and containing, when filled, two electrons having principal quantum number 1. 1

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Origin of k-shell

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for K-shell

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

k-shell popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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