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Here Tom attached an electrode to each side of the star head.

The flames were arranged so as to form one electrode of a frictional machine.

Her outflung hand had unwittingly gripped my wrist, caught the electrode there.

In Fig. 24 W is the metal core of the electrode, and G the glass covering around it.

Above the electrode is a chamber of metal or India-rubber, designed to contain ice.

There is also a fin F at the top of the stem, to increase the radiation of heat from the stem and electrode.

The spark-plugs may be short circuited by cracked insulation or carbon and oil deposits around the electrode.

The very atmosphere was an electrode, drawing its current from the first white stars.

That electrode by which the current enters the electrolyte is called the an-ode, while the other is the cath-ode.

His heavy jaw dropped as he gazed at my little diaphragms, the electrode.

WORD ORIGIN

1834, coined by English physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) from electro- + Greek hodos "way" (see cede) on same pattern as anode, cathode.

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