half-cell

[haf-sel, hahf-]

noun Electricity.

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.

Nearby words

  1. half-brother,
  2. half-buried,
  3. half-bushel,
  4. half-butt,
  5. half-caste,
  6. half-century,
  7. half-circle,
  8. half-closed,
  9. half-cock,
  10. half-cocked

Origin of half-cell

First recorded in 1935–40

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