Meaning of “electrode” in the English Dictionary

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"electrode" in British English

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electrodenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈlek.trəʊd/ us /iˈlek.troʊd/

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  • As a rule, each electrode has attached to it a binding post to which wires can be quickly fastened. 
  • In all these cases, secondary results to a greater or smaller extent were produced at the positive electrode. 
  • It also forms a condensing chamber for the zinc fumes, and it also constitutes the negative electrode. 
  • The apparatus is hermetically sealed at the top, the two electrodes being naturally insulated with rubber. 
  • The two electrodes are separated, and a wire connects the two outside of the cell. 

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

"electrode" in American English

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electrodenoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈlekˌtroʊd/

science the point at which an electric current enters or leaves something, for example, a battery

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