Definition of Cation

1. Noun. A positively charged ion.

Specialized synonyms: Hydrogen Ion, Diazonium
Generic synonyms: Ion
Derivative terms: Cationic



Definition of Cation

1. n. An electro-positive substance, which in electro-decomposition is evolved at the cathode; -- opposed to anion.

Definition of Cation

1. Noun. (chemistry) A positively charged ion—opposed to anion. ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) The ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cation

1. a positively charged ion [n -S] : CATIONIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Cation

1. A positively-charged ion. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cation

catholicly
catholicness
catholicoi
catholicon
catholicons
catholicos
catholicoses
catholics
catholiquely
catholysis
cathood
cathoods
cathouse
cathouses
caths
cation (current term)
cation-anion difference
cation-exchange resin
cation exchange
cation exchange resins
cation exchanger
cation exhange resin
cationic
cationic detergent
cationic detergents
cationic protein
cationically
cationised ferritin
cationization
cationized

Literary usage of Cation

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The immediate precursor of the cation is the free radical. The vertical transition from radical to cation occurs over an interval of ~10~1S sec,*4'" ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Hence the whole increase in the amount of the cation, free and combined, due to electrolysis is — equivalent. In the portion containing the anode we shall ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"... a cordial attention to the common edifi cation of the. Church. Let this, then, be our rule for ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1816)
"The edu- CHAP. cation of youth and the revival of learning were the most l<x" serious objects of his care; and without deciding the precedency, ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"cation of some atmospheric changes, and so will a long strip of a common seaweed hung up dry in a passage, but the nomenclature of a weather-gauge with the ..."

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