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EtymologyEdit

The word was coined by the scientist Michael Faraday from the Ancient Greek words ἤλεκτρον (ḗlektron, amber) (from which the word electricity is derived) and ὁδός (hodós, way).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈlɛk.tɹəʊd/, /iˈlɛk.tɹəʊd/

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electrode (plural electrodes)

  1. the terminal through which electric current passes between metallic and nonmetallic parts of an electric circuit
  2. a collector or emitter of electric charge in a semiconducting device

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