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  • the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which reduction occurs
  • the negative terminal of an electrolytic cell
  • the positive terminal of a galvanic cell
  • the electron-emitting electrode of an electron tube
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cath"ode (?), n. [Gr. &?; descent; &?; down + &?; way.] (Physics) The part of a voltaic battery by which the electric current leaves substances through which it passes, or the surface at which the electric current passes out of the electrolyte; the negative pole; -- opposed to anode. Faraday.

Cathode ray(Phys.), a kind of ray generated at the cathode in a vacuum tube, by the electrical discharge.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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