anode /ˈanəʊd/


I. noun

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

The opposite of cathode.
2. the negatively charged electrode of an electrical device, such as a primary cell, that supplies current.
II. derivatives

1. anodal

2. anodic /aˈnɒdɪk /

– origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek anodos ‘way up’, from ana ‘up’ + hodos ‘way’.

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