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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cathode  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cathode 
  n  :  negative  pole  [ant:  {anode}] 




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