HyperDic: cathode

English > 2 senses of the word cathode:
NOUNartifactcathodea negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
artifactcathodethe positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
cathode > pronunciation
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Rhymesabode ... workload: 51 rhymes with owd...
English > cathode: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device.
Part ofelectrolytic cellA cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise (such as the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen)
tube, vacuum tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic tube, electron tube, thermionic valveelectronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
Narrowercold cathodeA cathode that is a source of electrons without being heated
photocathodeA cathode that emits electrons when illuminated
BroaderelectrodeA conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
OppositeanodeA positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
Spanishcatodo, cátodo
Catalancatode, càtode
Adjectivescathodicof or at or pertaining to a cathode / cathode
English > cathode: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current.
Part ofstorage battery, accumulatorA voltaic battery that stores electric charge
voltaic cell, galvanic cell, primary cellAn electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy
Broaderterminal, terminus, depotstation where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
OppositeanodeThe negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

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