Meaning of “cation” in the English Dictionary

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"cation" in British English

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cationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæt.aɪ.ən/ us /ˈkæt.aɪ.ən/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • In such a circle as that delineated, therefore, all the known anions may be grouped within, and all the cations without. 
  • The difference might possibly depend upon the arrangement of ions, anions and cations upon two sides of the permeable membrane of a repair cell. 

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