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 As EurekAlert explains, Li-ion batteries degrade because of the graphite anode or the negative terminal. Chris Smith, BGR, "Exciting new battery technology could extend the life of your next phone," 3 May 2021 Cuberg was spun out from Stanford in 2015 to commercialize its cell breakthroughs, which use a revolutionary liquid electrolyte with a lithium-metal anode. Michael Taylor, Forbes, "Volkswagen Battery Partner Northvolt Snaps Up Cuberg And Aims For 1000Wh/l," 10 Mar. 2021 That causes electrons to concentrate on the anode, at the negative side. David Nield, Popular Science, "Battery charging tips to keep your devices healthy," 26 Feb. 2021 In a lithium-metal battery, the shuttling lithium ions simply form pure metallic lithium on the anode side. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Company claims solid-state lithium-metal battery breakthrough," 9 Dec. 2020 Lucid is partnering with a Korean company called LG Chem, which is testing new anode chemistries and architectures that might support faster charging and better temperature performance. Jennifer Leigh Parker, Forbes, "Tesla Has A Temperature Problem," 19 Mar. 2021 That’s because of the nature of the chemical reactions happening at the anode and cathode. David Nield, Popular Science, "Battery charging tips to keep your devices healthy," 26 Feb. 2021 Texan energy company Phillips 66, is moving into the battery space with an extensive technical collaboration with British sodium-ion battery maker Faradion to develop lower-cost and higher-performing anode materials for batteries. Marianne Lehnis, Forbes, "Electric Vehicle Stocks Are Hot, But Will Investors Refocus Attention On Batteries?," 26 Feb. 2021 In addition, China dominates in the spheres of battery anode and cathode production as well as in the production of battery cells. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, "China Rattles Its Rare-Earth-Minerals Saber, Again," 25 Feb. 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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16 May 2021

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“Anode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anode. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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anode

noun

English Language Learners Definition of anode

technical : 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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