from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A negatively charged ion, especially the ion that migrates to an anode in electrolysis.
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- n. An negatively charged ion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An electro-negative atom or group of atoms, or the element which, in electro-chemical decompositions, is evolved at the anode; -- opposed to cation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, a term applied by Faraday to that element of an electrolyte which in electrochemical decompositions appears at the positive pole, or anode, as oxygen or chlorine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a negatively charged ion
From Greek, neuter present participle of anienai, to go up : ana-, ana- + ienai, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)