Meaning of ANODE in English

ˈaˌnōd noun

( -s )

Etymology: Greek anodos way up, rise, from ana- + hodos road; from the belief that the electric current passes from east to west — more at cede

1. : the electrode at which electrons leave a device to enter the external circuit — opposed to cathode


a. : the positive terminal of an electrolytic cell

b. : the negative terminal of a primary cell or of a storage battery that is delivering current

c. : the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube : plate

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.