Definition of “cation” - 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

in chemistry, an ion (= type of atom) that has a positive electric charge and therefore moves towards the cathode (= negative part of electric cell) during electrolysis

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