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Electrode, electric conductor that supplies current. Electrodes are used in electrolytic cells, and electric furnaces contain electrodes between which an electric arc forms for heating. Electronic tubes and discharge tubes contain electrodes for the transmission of an electric current through gas at low pressures. The anode is the electrode carrying a positive charge, and the cathode has a negative charge.

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