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Hard to do. If your Ohmmeter battery is just 1-1/2 volts, then you simply put the test leads on the diode one way, then the other way. The way that show a meter reading will have the black lead on the 'cathode', if you assume, as most do, that electrons are issued from the " - " or 'minus' side of the battery.

BUT . . . if your Ohmmeter voltage is above the zener's trigger voltage, then you will get a reading both ways.

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Q: How can the cathode end of a zener diode be determinded using an ohmmeter?
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