Meaning of “anode” in the English Dictionary


"anode" in English

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anodenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæn.əʊd/ us /ˈæn.oʊd/ specialized

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  • It may act as an ion going wholly to the anode or cathode, but does not yield up its elements, except occasionally by a secondary action. 
  • The anode is treated in a special manner so as to render it non-porous and impervious to attack by the nascent chlorine evolved on its surface. 
  • The centre compartment is used to hold the lead or other suitable anode and electrolyte. 
  • The salt used, and also the anodes, were originally introduced into this country from America, and latterly from Germany. 
  • The silvery appearance of the deposit depends mainly on the purity of the salt as well as the anodes. 

(Definition of “anode” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anodenoun [ C ]


chemistry, physics one of the electrodes (= object that electricity moves through) in a piece of electrical equipment; the negative electrode in a battery and the positive electrode in most other electrical devices

(Definition of “anode” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)