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cathodenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkæθ.əʊd/  us   /-oʊd/ specialized
one of the electrodes (= ​object that ​electricitymoves through) in a ​piece of ​electricalequipment. The cathode is the ​positiveelectrode in a battery and the ​negativeelectrode in an electrolyticcell.
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cathodenoun [C]

 /ˈkæθ·oʊd/
chemistry, physics one of the ​electrodes (= ​object that ​electricity moves through) in a ​piece of ​electricalequipment; the ​positiveelectrode in a ​battery (= ​device that ​produceselectricity) and the ​negativeelectrode in most other ​electricaldevices
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