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Electrode  n.  (Elec.) A conducting object by which electricity is conveyed into or from a solution or other non-metallic conducting medium; esp., the ends of the wires or conductors, leading from source of electricity, and terminating in the medium traversed by the current. Note: Electrodes may be specially designed or made of a special material for particular purposes, as for example silver electrodes used in electroplating.

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"Electrode" Quotes from Famous Books

... the discovery that the temperature of the positive electrode of an electric arc is much greater than that of the negative electrode. This is explained in electronic theory by the bombardment of the positive electrode by negative electrons or corpuscles of electricity. This temperature-difference ...
— Artificial Light - Its Influence upon Civilization • M. Luckiesh

... have reduced it to a fact. And he has taught me that the fact here is the direct reverse of what I supposed it to be. The small bubbles are oxygen, and their smallness is due to the perfect cleanness of the surface on which they are liberated. The hydrogen adhering to the other electrode swells into large bubbles, which rise in much slower succession; but when the current is reversed, the hydrogen is liberated upon the cleansed wire, and then its bubbles also ...
— Faraday As A Discoverer • John Tyndall

... confirmed this, but the confirmation is as yet very incomplete. But there are a number of results not predicted by theory, and whose connection with the theory is not clearly made out. We have the fact that light falling on the platinum electrode of a voltameter generates a current, first observed, I think, by Sir W. R. Grove—at any rate, it is mentioned in his "Correlation of Forces"—extended by Becquerel and Robert Sabine to other substances, and now being extended to fluorescent ...
— Scientific American Supplement No. 275 • Various

... of water and the plates only 3/4 inch apart. After that length of time it became too hot, causing great variation in the current on account of the large amount of gas liberated, much of which adhered to the under surface of the upper electrode. The difference of potential between the plates was ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898 • Various

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