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See also: catión and cátion

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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).

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cation (plural cations)

  1. (chemistry) A positively charged ion—opposed to anion.
  2. (chemistry) The ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode.

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cation m (plural cations)

  1. cation

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