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cath·ode

 (kăth′ōd′)
n. Abbr. ka
1. A negatively charged electrode, as of an electrolytic cell, storage battery, diode, or electron tube.
2. The positively charged terminal of a primary cell or a storage battery that is supplying current.

[Greek kathodos, descent : kat-, kata-, cata- + hodos, way, path.]

ca·thod′ic (kă-thŏd′ĭk) adj.
ca·thod′i·cal·ly adv.
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cathode

(ˈkæθəʊd)
n
1. (General Physics) the negative electrode in an electrolytic cell; the electrode by which electrons enter a device from an external circuit
2. (General Physics) the negatively charged electron source in an electronic valve
3. (General Physics) the positive terminal of a primary cell
[C19: from Greek kathodos a descent, from kata- down + hodos way]
cathodal, cathodic, caˈthodical adj
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cath•ode

(ˈkæθ oʊd)

n.
1. the electrode or terminal by which current leaves an electrolytic cell, voltaic cell, battery, etc.
2. the positive terminal of a voltaic cell or battery.
3. the negative terminal, electrode, or element of an electron tube or electrolytic cell.
[1825–35; < Greek káthodos a way down]
ca•thod′ic (kæˈθɒd ɪk) adj.
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cath·ode

(kăth′ōd′)
1. The negative electrode in an electrolytic cell, toward which positively charged particles are attracted. The cathode has a negative charge because it is connected to the negatively charged end of an external power supply.
2. The positive electrode in a voltaic cell, such as a battery, toward which negatively charged particles are attracted. The cathode gets its positive charge from the chemical reaction that happens inside the battery, not from an external source. Compare anode.
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cathode

1. The electrode carrying the negative charge in a solution undergoing electrolysis.
2. A negative electrode.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cathode - a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
cold cathode - a cathode that is a source of electrons without being heated
electrode - a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
electrolytic cell - a 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)
photocathode - a cathode that emits electrons when illuminated
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
anode - a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
2.cathode - the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
storage battery, accumulator - a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
depot, terminal, terminus - station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
galvanic cell, primary cell, voltaic cell - an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
anode - the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
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Translations
katód

cathode

[ˈkæθəʊd]
A. Ncátodo m
B. CPD cathode ray Nrayo m catódico
cathode ray tube Ntubo m de rayos catódicos
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cathode

[ˈkæθəʊd] ncathode fcathode-ray tube [ˈkæθəʊdreɪ] ntube m cathodique
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cathode

nKat(h)ode f

cathode

:
cathode ray
nKat(h)odenstrahl m
cathode-ray tube
nKat(h)odenstrahlröhre f
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cathode

[ˈkæθəʊd] n (Elec) → catodo
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The Company also offers electrolytic copper cathodes and ls-ferros and as well as, chemicals such as sulfuric acid fine chemicals, liquid so2, liquid so3, and gypsum.
"The main export goods of Kazakhstan are crude oil ($27.9 billion, 62.7 percent of total exports), natural gas ($2.1 billion, 4.6 percent), copper and copper cathodes ($1.8 billion, 4 percent)," said the ministry.
Once fully operational, the plant has a designed annual production capacity of 3,000 tons of copper cathodes.
Pasar produces copper cathodes used in the manufacture of electronics, which are among the country's top dollar earners.
The plant's technology is most commonly known as 'cast and roll' and comprises of three distinct production stages, in which copper cathodes are formed directly into mother tubes.
According to the MOU, signed on Tuesday with the National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO), MKM would help Iran develop its downstream industries to obtain copper from copper cathodes. Furthermore, MKM offered to purchase 70,000 tonnes of produced copper cathodes from NICICO per year.
The copper cathodes will be intended for the Macedonian market, as part of them will also be exported.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Director General of the Mineral Office of the Iranian Industries Ministry Mohammad Fatemian said that Iran produced nearly 129,000 tons of copper cathodes in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 22).
The PFS proposed production would be 24k tpy of copper cathodes over a 10-year mine life.
Copper cathodes exports reached USD 2.204 billion in October, while copper concentrate shipments totalled USD 1.821 billion.