Meaning of ANODE in English


Terminal or electrode from which electrons leave a system.

In a battery or other source of direct current , the anode is the negative terminal. In a passive load it is the positive terminal. In an electron tube, electrons from the cathode travel across the tube toward the anode; in an electroplating cell, negative ions are deposited at the anode.

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