Definition of negative pole in English:

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negative pole


1The south-seeking pole of a magnet.
Example sentences
  • The main component of the Sun's magnetic field is similar to a bar magnet, with a positive pole and a negative pole.
  • Since growth of dendrite of lithium or zinc at the time of the charge can be prevented, short circuit between the negative pole and the positive pole can be prevented.
  • For example, imagine an equilateral triangle made of wood with a strong magnet, positive pole facing up embedded at each vertex. suspend a magnet with negative pole facing down by a string exactly over the center of the triangle.
1.1A cathode.
Example sentences
  • A voltage in the range of 0.25 volts or more is applied to the circuit by connecting the positive pole of a programmable power supply to the anode and the negative pole to the cathode.

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Syllabification: neg·a·tive pole

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