from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A positively charged electrode, as of an electrolytic cell, storage battery, or electron tube.
- n. The negatively charged terminal of a primary cell or of a storage battery that is supplying current.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs
- n. the electrode through which current flows into a device or cell (the positive terminal of an electrolytic cell or the negative terminal of a galvanic cell)
- n. the terminal through which current flows into a diode when current is in the forward direction regardless of the direction the current is actually flowing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The positive pole of an electric battery, or more strictly the electrode by which the current enters the electrolyte on its way to the other pole; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The positive pole of a voltaic current; that pole at which the current enters an electrolytic cell: opposed to cathode, the point at which it departs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
- n. a positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
Greek anodos, a way up : ana-, ana- + hodos, way.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἄνοδος (anodos, "way up"). (Wiktionary)