electrode

noun elec·trode \ i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd \

Definition of electrode

1 :a conductor used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit
2 :an element in a semiconductor device (such as a transistor) that emits or collects electrons or holes or controls their movements

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First Known Use of electrode

1833


ELECTRODE Defined for English Language Learners

electrode

noun

Definition of electrode for English Language Learners

  • : one of the two points through which electricity flows into or out of a battery or other device


ELECTRODE Defined for Kids

electrode

noun elec·trode \ i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd \

Definition of electrode for Students

:a conductor (as a metal or carbon) used to make electrical contact with a part of an electrical circuit that is not metallic

Medical Dictionary

electrode

noun elec·trode \ i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd \

medical Definition of electrode

:a conductor used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit


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