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[ka-thod-ik, -thoh-dik, kuh-] /kæˈθɒd ɪk, -ˈθoʊ dɪk, kə-/
pertaining to a cathode or phenomena in its vicinity.
Also, cathodal
[kath-uh-dl] /ˈkæθ ə dl/ (Show IPA)
1830-40; cathode + -ic
Related forms
cathodically, cathodally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples for cathodic
  • In the absence of cathodic protection, however, corrosion sets in when coatings break down.
  • These procedures should include design, installation, operation and maintenance activities on a cathodic protection system.
  • cathodic protection upgrade shall be performed under the direct supervision and instruction of a corrosion expert.
  • The second common type of cathodic protection is referred to as impressed current cathodic protection.
  • The purpose for the cathodic protection is to provide a higher level of safety.
  • The first step for design of any cathodic protection system is to estimate the amount of current needed.
  • cathodic polarization occurs when the reaction products cover the cathodic sites.
  • As it reaches the cathodic end of the electrophoresis medium electrophoresis is stopped.
Word Origin and History for cathodic
1837, from cathode (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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