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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device; The negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current.

Usage examples (36)
  • You can see the cathode electrode in the foreground streaming electrons to the grid or slice plate and then onto the aluminum anode plate.
  • The thin anode wires have a diameter of about a tenth of a millimetre and are placed about one or a few millimetres apart.
  • The anode should be a plate of pure silver some 30 square cm. in area and 2 or 3 millimeters in thickness.
  • Note that here the user is interested in the function of heating water and the anode is a component that can help to do this. for more
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