electrode

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noun elec·trode \i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd\

Definition of electrode

  1. 1 :  a conductor used to establish electrical contact with a nonmetallic part of a circuit

  2. 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

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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

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noun elec·trode \i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd\

Definition of electrode for Students

  1. :  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

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noun elec·trode \i-ˈlek-ˌtrōd\

Medical Definition of electrode

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



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