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Definition of "anode" []

  • A positively charged electrode, as of an electrolytic cell, storage battery, or electron tube. (noun)
  • The negatively charged terminal of a primary cell or of a storage battery that is supplying current. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anode" in a sentence
  • "The thin anode wires have a diameter of about a tenth of a millimetre and are placed about one or a few millimetres apart."
  • "On the other hand, it was found that in the silver coulometer when the anode is wrapped with filter paper (as it always was in the earlier researches), too much silver is deposited, or at least the total weight of the precipitate is too large."
  • "The anode should be a plate of pure silver some 30 square cm. in area and 2 or 3 millimeters in thickness."