Meaning of CATION in English



Pronunciation: ' kat- ˌ ī - ə n, ' ka-( ˌ )t ī - ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Greek kation, neuter of kati ō n, present participle of katienai to go down, from kata- cata- + ienai to go ― more at ISSUE

Date: 1834

: the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode broadly : a positively charged ion

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