American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An ion or group of ions having a positive charge and characteristically moving toward the negative electrode in electrolysis.
- n. chemistry A positively charged ion—opposed to anion.
- n. chemistry The ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) a positively charged atom, radical, or molecule, which in electrolysis migrates to the cathode; a positive ion; -- opposed to
- n. a positively charged ion
- Greek kation, something going down, from neuter present participle of katienai, to go down : kat-, kata-, cata- + ienai, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The recession has been among us for long enough now that the "stay-cation" is no longer a novel concept.”
“As a result, the iron cation is released, but the apo-transferrin, which has high affinity for the receptor at acidic pH, remains bound strongly.”
“In the words of soil science, this functioning like a storage battery for minerals is called cation exchange capacity.”
“Any element with a positive charge is called a cation and, for agricultural purposes, it refers to the basic cations, calcium (Ca+2), magnesium (Mg+2), potassium (K+1) and sodium (Na+1) and the acidic cations, hydrogen (H+1) and aluminum (Al+3).”
“Groundwater interactions with surface-water systems greatly influence water quality characteristics such as cation, anion, nutrient, and dissolved organic matter concentrations, and even the fate and behavior of toxic pollutants.”
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“And so it was with me during my "work-cation," when I spent the dog days thinking about how to make better virtual meetings -- the kind of meetings many employees experience when they're working remotely or enjoying a holiday.”
“A new word, 'stay-cation' entered the tourism industry vocabulary last year.”
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