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English definition of “cation”


noun [C] uk   /ˈkæt.aɪən/ specialized us  
in chemistry, an ion (= type of atom) that has a positive electric charge and therefore moves towards the cathode (= negative part of electric cell) during electrolysisAtoms, molecules and sub-atomic particles
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