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Greek root "chrono-" vs. "chroni-"Edit

The greek root meaning "time" is "chronos", therefore I always imagined this being called a "chronOton" while watching the show. If there is no specific reference within a canonical text, I move that the name of this particle should be changed to the more linguistically-accurate "Chronoton." -- Jason

  • Chroniton is accurate in terms of what is written in the script, and also how it was spoken. --Alan del Beccio 04:05, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  • In addition to the greek roots of the word, in Year of Hell Janeway clearly says ChronOton. It should be changed to Chronoton. --Olexus

Do we know when Federation scientests discovered Chronitons? Edit

The following are probably progressively later.

  • When Starship sensor suites can reliably detect chronitons.
  • When tricorders (much smaller than a starship) can reliably detect chronitons

One item that might be before or after when tricorders can detect chronitons: When artifical sight devices like a VISOR can relibly show chronitons.--Will 01:57, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

==> Spoiler
It's not canon, but Wikia:StarTrekWiki:Provenance of Shadows has its solution. The book conflicts with most other Star Trek books, but in it, Dr. McCoy and Spock discover it over 20+ years. Because of the conflicts with continuity, I do not think this explaination should be used in the Canon without help. Will (talk -- contribs) 07:40, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
<== End spoiler


I removed

Chronitons may be related to chronometric particles, but it is unclear how. It is possible that chronitons are a specific type of chronometric particle, of which there are others.

as speculation. -Angry Future Romulan 21:35, May 11, 2010 (UTC)

I removed the following:
  • In quantum physics, the quantum (smallest possible part) of time is called the chronon. Chronons are defined as 10-43 s. The name "chroniton" is a variant of this. However, chronons are not particles, simply the smallest possible intervals of time.
As it has nothing to do with Star Trek chronitons.– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 00:35, August 28, 2010 (UTC)

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