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.
cation (plural cations)
- (physical chemistry) a positively charged ion, i.e. one that would be attracted to the cathode in electrolysis
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cation m (plural cations)
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cation m (plural cationi)