cation

noun
cat·​ion | \ ˈkat-ˌī-ən How to pronounce cation (audio) , ˈka-(ˌ)tī-ən \

Definition of cation

: the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode broadly : a positively charged ion

First Known Use of cation

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cation

Greek kation, neuter of katiōn, present participle of katienai to go down, from kata- cata- + ienai to go — more at issue entry 1

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The first known use of cation was in 1834

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“Cation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cation. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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cation

noun
cat·​ion | \ ˈkat-ˌī-ən How to pronounce cation (audio) \

Medical Definition of cation

: the ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode broadly : a positively charged ion

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