Meaning of CATHODE in English

CATHODE

[ 'kaθəʊd ]

■ noun a negatively charged electrode. The opposite of anode .

↘the positively charged electrode of an electrical device, such as a primary cell, that supplies current.

Derivatives

cathodal adjective

cathodic kə'θɒdɪk adjective

Origin

C19: from Gk kathodos 'way down', from kata- 'down'+ hodos 'way'.

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