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English definition of “anode”


noun [C]     /ˈæn.əʊd/ US  /-oʊd/ specialized
one of the electrodes (= objects that electricity moves through) in a piece of electrical equipment . The anode is the negative electrode in a battery and the positive electrode in an electrolytic cell . → Compare cathodeElectrical components and circuitry
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