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[kroh-non] /ˈkroʊ nɒn/

a hypothetical unit of time, taken as a ratio between the diameter of the electron and the velocity of light, equivalent to approximately 10− 24 second.
a unit of time equal to the time that a photon would take to traverse the diameter of an electron: about 10–24 seconds


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