\kˈata͡ɪən], \kˈataɪən], \k_ˈa_t_aɪ_ə_n]\
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Kation, an ion, the basic radical, carrying a charge of positive electricity; the element which, during electrolysis of a chemical compound, appears at the negative pole or cathode; the atoms of hydrogen and of all metals are cations; in the case of a salt the base is the cation, the acid the anion.
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