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cation

noun cat·ion \ˈkat-ˌī-ən, ˈka-(ˌ)tī-ən\

Definition of CATION

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

Origin of CATION

Greek kation, neuter of katiōn, present participle of katienai to go down, from kata- cata- + ienai to go — more at issue
First Known Use: 1834

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Medical Dictionary

cation

noun cat·ion \ˈkat-ˌī-ən\

Medical Definition of CATION

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

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categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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