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

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Origin and Etymology of cation

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

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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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