anode

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noun an·ode \ˈa-ˌnōd\

Definition of anode

  1. 1 :  the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs: such asa :  the positive terminal of an electrolytic cellb :  the negative terminal of a galvanic cell

  2. 2 :  the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube; broadly :  the positive electrode of a diode — compare cathode

anodic

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anodal

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anodically

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anodally

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Origin and Etymology of anode

Greek anodos way up, from ana- + hodos way


ANODE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anode for English Language Learners

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


ANODE Defined for Kids

anode

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noun an·ode \ˈa-ˌnōd\

Definition of anode for Students

  1. 1 :  the positive electrode of an electrolytic cell

  2. 2 :  the negative end of a battery that is delivering electric current

  3. 3 :  the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube


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anode

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noun an·ode \ˈan-ˌōd\

Medical Definition of anode

  1. 1:  the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs: asa:  the positive terminal of an electrolytic cellb:  the negative terminal of a storage battery that is delivering current

  2. 2:  the electron-collecting electrode of an electron tube—compare cathode



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