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half-cell

[haf-sel, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌsɛl, ˈhɑf-/
noun, Electricity
1.
a single electrode, generally a metal, immersed in a container filled with an electrolyte, and having a specific electrical potential for a given combination of electrode and electrolyte.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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