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Anode  n.  (Elec.) 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.

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... for it the perfectly natural term Electrodes. He applied the term Electrolyte to every substance which can be decomposed by the current, and the act of decomposition he called Electrolysis. All these terms have become current in science. He called the positive electrode the Anode, and the negative one the Cathode, but these terms, though frequently used, have not enjoyed the same currency as the others. The terms Anion and Cation, which he applied to the constituents of the decomposed electrolyte, ...
— Faraday As A Discoverer • John Tyndall

Words linked to "Anode" :   anodal, plate, cathode, voltaic cell, terminal, thermionic tube, electrode, galvanic cell, primary cell, thermionic vacuum tube, storage battery, pole

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