anode

noun
an·​ode | \ ˈa-ˌnōd How to pronounce anode (audio) \

Definition of anode

1 : the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs: such as
a : the positive terminal of an electrolytic cell
b : the negative terminal of a galvanic cell
2 : the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube broadly : the positive electrode of a diode — compare cathode

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Other Words from anode

anodic \ a-​ˈnä-​dik How to pronounce anode (audio) \ or less commonly anodal \ a-​ˈnō-​dᵊl How to pronounce anode (audio) \ adjective
anodically \ a-​ˈnō-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anode (audio) \ or less commonly anodally \ a-​ˈnō-​dᵊl-​ē How to pronounce anode (audio) \ adverb

Examples of anode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One area for improvement is electrolytes – the medium, often liquid, that allows an electric charge to flow from the battery’s anode, or negative terminal, to the cathode, or positive terminal. Kerry Rippy, The Conversation, 26 Aug. 2021 The first critical issue is one of overhang after electrode stacking, during which the specific distance and alignment of the anode and cathode must be validated. Arungalai Anbarasu, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 One is a torn anode tab, the piece of the negative electrode that allows the cell to be wired into a group of cells, called a module, and then into full battery pack. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2021 This is possible thanks to the chemical makeup of the anode, the cathode and the surrounding parts of the battery. New York Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Metalloid nanoparticles like silicon replace the graphite in the cell’s anode. Chris Smith, BGR, 7 Sep. 2021 One solution to these problems is to switch the anode to silicon-dominant material. James Morris, Forbes, 4 Sep. 2021 As in lithium-ion batteries, ions in a sodium-ion battery flow through electrolytes between the cathode and anode, with the direction of flow depending on whether the battery is in use or charging. Mary Hui, Quartz, 2 Aug. 2021 An immediate option for doing so is to make the anode itself from lithium. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of anode

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anode

Greek anodos way up, from ana- + hodos way

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19 Oct 2021

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“Anode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anode. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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anode

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anode

: the part of an electrical device (such as a battery) from which electrons leave

anode

noun
an·​ode | \ ˈa-ˌnōd How to pronounce anode (audio) \

Kids Definition of anode

1 : the positive electrode of an electrolytic cell
2 : the negative end of a battery that is delivering electric current
3 : the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube

anode

noun
an·​ode | \ ˈan-ˌōd How to pronounce anode (audio) \

Medical Definition of anode

1 : the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs: as
a : the positive terminal of an electrolytic cell
b : the negative terminal of a storage battery that is delivering current
2 : the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube — compare cathode

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