reference electrode

noun Physical Chemistry.

an electrode of known oxidation potential used in determining the electromotive force of a galvanic cell.

Nearby words

  1. refel,
  2. refer,
  3. referee,
  4. reference,
  5. reference book,
  6. reference frame,
  7. reference group,
  8. reference mark,
  9. reference values,
  10. reference works

Origin of reference electrode

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019