The electrode where electrons enter, or current leaves, an operating system, such as a battery, an electrolytic cell, an X-ray tube, or a vacuum tube. In the first of these, the cathode is positive; in the other three, negative. In a battery or electrolytic cell, it is the electrode where reduction occurs. Opposite of anode. See also: electrode ASM, 1
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