Meaning of CATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkat-ˌī-ən, ˈka-(ˌ)tī-ən ]


Etymology: Greek kation, neuter of katiōn, 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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