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At one time physicists thought the proton was one of three elementary particles.
  a stable particle that is a component of all atomic nuclei and has positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron
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proton protons
Strongly Associated with:   neutron, electron
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  • At one time physicists thought the proton was one of three elementary particles.
  • Actually my grades have been pretty good in them this year, but it isn’t because I’ve had a sudden epiphany about proton-electron interaction.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • No papers, no tests, no tables where I’d have to memorize protons and neutrons and combine elements in their proper formulas . what could possibly be better for a high school senior?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • We call these elemental particles protons, neutrons, and electrons.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • The atoms themselves are composed of nuclei and revolving protons and electrons.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Are you telling me that electrons and protons aren’t the same here, to get down to basics?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Every damn thing in the universe can be broken down into smaller things, even atoms, even protons, so theoretically speaking, I guess you had a winning case.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • And then it did . something with the plasma and got more electricity and less plasma, somehow converting the neutrons and protons of the plasma to electrons?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Protons have electrons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man

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  • Protons, neutrons, electrons.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • One of protons, masses, and particle charges?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
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Associated words [difficulty]:   proton [8] , neutron [5] , electron [4] , electron [4] , neutron [5]
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