cation

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See also: catión and cátion

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Borrowing from Ancient Greek κατιόν ‎(katión, (thing) going down), neuter past participle of κάτειμι ‎(káteimi, go down), from κατά ‎(katá, down) (see cata-) + εἶμι ‎(eîmi, go).

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cation ‎(plural cations)

  1. (chemistry) A positively charged ion—opposed to anion.
  2. (chemistry) The ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode.

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cation m ‎(plural cations)

  1. cation

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