See also: catión and cátion

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κατιόν (katión, (thing) going down), neuter past participle of κάτειμι (káteimi, go down), from κατά (katá, down) (see cata-) + εἶμι (eîmi, go). Coined by English polymath William Whewell in 1834 for Michael Faraday, who introduced it later that year.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: kătʹ-ī-ən
  • IPA(key): /ˈkætˌaɪ.ən/, /ˈkætˌaɪ.ɑn/
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NounEdit

cation (plural cations)

  1. (physical chemistry) a positively charged ion, i.e. one that would be attracted to the cathode in electrolysis

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.tjɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

cation m (plural cations)

  1. cation

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French cation

NounEdit

cation m (plural cationi)

  1. cation

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