anode

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From Ancient Greek ἄνοδος (anodos, way up).

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anode (plural anodes)

  1. (electricity) An electrode, of a cell or other electrically polarized device, through which a current of electricity flows outwards (and thus, electrons flow inwards). It usually, but not always, has a positive voltage.
  2. (chemistry, by extension) The electrode at which chemical oxidation of anions takes place, usually resulting in the erosion of metal from the electrode.
  3. (electronics) The electrode which collects electrons emitted by the cathode in a vacuum tube or gas-filled tube.
  4. (electronics) That electrode of a semiconductor device which is connected to the p-type material of a p-n junction.

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anode f (plural anoden or anodes, diminutive anodetje n)

  1. (electricity) anode

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English anode.

Noun[edit]

anode f (plural anodes)

  1. anode (the electrode through which current flows into a device or cell)