Definition of Anode

1. Noun. A positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device.

Generic synonyms: Electrode
Group relationships: Electrolytic Cell, Electron Tube, Thermionic Tube, Thermionic Vacuum Tube, Thermionic Valve, Tube, Vacuum Tube
Specialized synonyms: Plate
Derivative terms: Anodal
Antonyms: Cathode

2. Noun. The negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current.
Group relationships: Accumulator, Storage Battery, Galvanic Cell, Primary Cell, Voltaic Cell
Generic synonyms: Pole, Terminal
Derivative terms: Anodal
Antonyms: Cathode

Definition of Anode

1. 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 cathode.

Definition of Anode

1. Noun. the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which oxidation occurs ¹

2. Noun. 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) ¹

3. Noun. (context: considered incorrect usage by some) 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 ¹

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Definition of Anode

1. a positively charged electrode [n -S] : ANODAL, ANODIC [adj], ANODALLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Anode

1. The electrode to which a major flow of electrons takes place internally (as in a cathode-ray tube) or to which an external positive voltage supply is connected. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anode

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anococcygeal ligament
anococcygeal nerves
anocutaneous line
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anodal duration tetanus
anodal opening contraction
anodal opening tetanus
anode (current term)
anode rays

Literary usage of Anode

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In this process all the anode metals pass into solution except iridium and other ... Platinum and palladium dissolved from the anode accumulate in the ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"In Expt. 22, while only 45 cc. overflow occurs in the anode cup, 280 cc. had to be added to the cathode. Manganese chloride and magnesium chloride also show ..."

3. Metallurgy of Copper by Heinrich Oscar Hofman (1914)
"In general, the Ag-content of the cathode is proportional to the anode. ... anode Mud.1—The insoluble residue formed in refining is a black, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1916)
"The complete anode comprises a pair of these lead pipes which are rigidly ... In anode No. 3, a ^-iu. lead pipe extends through a short section of a ^2-in. ..."

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