Meaning of ELECTRODE in English


I. -ˌtrōd noun

( -s )

Etymology: electr- + -ode

: a conductor (as a metallic substance or carbon) used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic portion of a circuit (as in an electrolytic cell, a storage battery, an electron tube, or an arc lamp) — see anode , cathode

II. noun

: an element in a semiconductor device (as a transistor) that emits or collects electrons or holes or that controls their movements

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