Definition of


  1. (noun, object) a positively charged ion

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Alternate forms of Cation

Derivations: cationic

Hyponyms: diazonium, hydrogen ion

Hypernyms: ion

Origin of the word Cation

  1. 1834, from Gk. kation "going down," neut. prp. of katienai "to go down," from kata "down." more

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