cathode

Primary Meanings of cathode

1.
n
a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
2.
n
the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
Full Definitions of cathode
1

n a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device

Antonyms:
anode
a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
Types:
cold cathode
a cathode that is a source of electrons without being heated
photocathode
a cathode that emits electrons when illuminated
Type of:
electrode
a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
2

n the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current

Antonyms:
anode
the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
Type of:
depot, terminal, terminus
station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods

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