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electrode

noun elec·trode \i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd\

: one of the two points through which electricity flows into or out of a battery or other device

Full Definition of ELECTRODE

1
:  a conductor used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit
2
:  an element in a semiconductor device (as a transistor) that emits or collects electrons or holes or controls their movements
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First Known Use of ELECTRODE

1834
ELECTRODES Defined for Kids

electrode

noun elec·trode \i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd\

Definition of ELECTRODE for Kids

:  a conductor (as a metal or carbon) used to make electrical contact with a part of an electrical circuit that is not metallic
Medical Dictionary

electrode

noun elec·trode \i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd\

Medical Definition of ELECTRODE

:  a conductor used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit
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