Entries - I

iframe

See video

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image caption

See captions

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inter

The prefix "inter" does not take a hyphen. 

interagency

interdepartmental

intergovernmental

 

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internet

Lower case, likewise "the net"

inverse femtobarn

The inverse femtobarn (fb−1) is a measurement of particle-collision events per femtobarn; a measure of both the collision number and the amount of data collected. 

physics

ionize

To convert (an atom, molecule, or substance) into an ion or ions, typically by removing one or more electrons.

physics

ions and isotopes

An ion is an atom with a net electric charge due to the loss or gain of one or more electrons.

An isotope is each of two or more forms of the same element that contain equal numbers of protons but different numbers of neutrons in their nuclei, and hence differ in relative atomic mass but not in chemical properties. Isotopes are often radioactive.

The standard scientific notation for ions is as follows:

ElementCharge

And for isotopes:

Atomic massElement

physics

ise

Use -ise endings, not -ize.

Follow British English for spelling.

Note: There are a small set of verbs in English which must always be spelled with -ise at the end and never with -ize. Here are the most common ones:

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it's

Shortened form of it is or it has.

It's a particle accelerator. It's got lots of complicated parts.

grammar

italics

Use italics for foreign phrases; genus and species; exhibitions and campaigns; a complete literary work (a book, a play, an album, a magazine, journal, video game, etc. but NOT the title of a chapter, an act, an event, a song or an article – these take double quotation marks). Also italicize letters that refer to quantities (e = mc2) and vehicles that carry passengers, such as Titanic

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its

Possessive form of it:

The dog is eating its bone.

CERN is changing its name.

grammar

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