noun (pl) Cathos
(Austral, informal) a member of the Catholic Church
In Albertano’s treatise, p. xcvi, we find:—’catho dixit: Virtutem primam esse puta compescere linguam.’
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 5 (of 7) — Notes to the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
the electrode or terminal by which current leaves an electrolytic cell, voltaic cell, battery, etc. the positive terminal of a voltaic cell or battery. the negative terminal, electrode, or element of an electron tube or electrolytic cell. Historical Examples He disconnected one of the room’s tube-lights and contacted with the cathode. Wandl the Invader Raymond […]
Crookes dark space.
a luminous region between the Aston dark space and the Crookes dark space in a vacuum tube, occurring when the pressure is low.
a flow of electrons emanating from a cathode in a vacuum tube and focused into a narrow beam. Historical Examples A cathode-ray photograph of the whale, showing myself, the original Jonah, seated inside. The Enchanted Typewriter John Kendrick Bangs cathode ray cath·ode ray (kāth’ōd’) n. A stream of electrons emitted by the cathode in electrical […]