Meaning of “cathode” in the English Dictionary

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"cathode" in British English

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cathodenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæθ.əʊd/ us /ˈkæθ.oʊd/ specialized

one of the electrodes (= object that electricity moves through) in a piece of electrical equipment. The cathode is the positive electrode in a battery and the negative electrode in an electrolytic cell.

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

"cathode" in American English

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cathodenoun [ C ]

/ˈkæθ·oʊd/

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

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