Definition of electrode in English:

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electrode

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɛktrəʊd/

noun

A conductor through which electricity enters or leaves an object, substance, or region.
Example sentences
  • Oxidation of the dye molecule injects electrons into the semiconducting electrode.
  • At the two ends of the conductor are the electrodes, which gather and disperse the electrons.
  • When electricity was applied to the electrodes, rays appeared to come from the cathode.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from electric + Greek hodos 'way', on the pattern of anode and cathode.

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Line breaks: elec|trode

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