Anion meaning

ănīən
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A negatively charged ion, especially the ion that migrates to an anode in electrolysis.
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A negatively charged ion, esp. one that moves toward the anode during electrolysis.
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An ion with net negative charge, having more electrons than protons. In electrolysis, anions migrate to a positively charged anode.
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See ion.
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An negatively charged ion.
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Origin of anion

  • From Greek neuter present participle of anienai to go up ana- ana- ienai to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition