how to pronounce cathode


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cathode is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cathode in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… 2006 this is a cathode ray tube out of …”

meanings of cathode


  1. An electrode, of a cell or other electrically polarized device, through which a positive current of electricity flows outwards (and thus, electrons flow inwards). It usually, but not always, has a positive voltage.
  2. The electrode at which chemical reduction of cations takes place, usually resulting in the deposition of metal onto the electrode.
  3. The electrode from which electrons are emitted into a vacuum tube or gas-filled tube.
  4. That electrode of a semiconductor device which is connected to the n-type material of a p-n junction.

cathode frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cathode occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cathode can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cathode can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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