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  1. (noun) The act of beating or pounding.
  2. (noun) Law The unlawful and unwanted touching or striking of one person by another, with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact.
  3. (noun) An emplacement for one or more pieces of artillery.
  4. (noun) A set of guns or other heavy artillery, as on a warship.
  5. (noun) An army artillery unit, corresponding to a company in the infantry.
  6. (noun) An array of similar things intended for use together: took a battery of achievement tests.
  7. (noun) An impressive body or group: a battery of political supporters.
  8. (noun) Baseball The pitcher and catcher.
  9. (noun) Music The percussion section of an orchestra.
  10. (noun) Electricity Two or more connected cells that produce a direct current by converting chemical energy to electrical energy.
  11. (noun) Electricity A single cell, such as a dry cell, that produces an electric current.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. In the arrangement of Figs. 11 and 12 the battery has no metallic connection with the line, so that it is called a local battery. - Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 A General Reference Work on Telephony, etc. etc.
  2. If BNP IS met i will throw in a d60 battery grip+ one 3rd party battery+ Lowre 180 ex bag -
  3. [U3] der engineer Don Jaime, employed in continuing the communication to the gallows battery, and fix hundred on that battery, and ftrengthening the ground of the mortar battery* - The ancient and modern history of Gibraltar. With an accurate journal of the siege of that ...
  4. this also means that the 9-volt is the only battery in the grocery stores that is actually a *battery*, i.e. a plurality of separate cells working together, rather than a single cell. you can make a lot of friends in the world by saying, "i don't like to be pedantic, but that AA really isn't a battery, you know; just a cell." - Making Light: Making light under difficult conditions
  5. The term battery is frequently applied to a single voltaic cell, but this term is more properly used to designate a plurality of cells joined together in series, or in multiple, or in series multiple so as to combine their actions in causing current to flow through an external circuit. - Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1 A General Reference Work on Telephony, etc. etc.


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