Adjective "battery" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/ˈbat(ə)ri/

Definitions and examples

noun

A container consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power.
  1. as modifier 'battery power'
  2. 'Hidden within cell phones, laptops, and digital cameras, lithium-ion batteries increasingly power the world.'
  3. 'If there is no electrical hookup, it can use the energy from a car battery, solar cell, or bicycle generator.'
  4. 'The redox reaction in the battery is the source of the electrical energy; batteries are voltaic cells.'
  5. 'The batteries that power the electric motor cost thousands.'
  6. 'At low speeds, the car uses only the electric motor powered by batteries.'
  7. 'The electricity that we get from power outlets and batteries can power all different kinds of devices.'
  8. 'However, the short and unpredictable life spans of existing chemical batteries means that new power supply solutions are needed.'
  9. 'A quartz watch powered by a battery is constantly powered and tells accurate time all the time and do not need time adjustment.'
  10. 'If there's no electricity, how do you get the energy to power the batteries for the cameras?'
  11. 'An electromagnet starts with a battery (or some other source of power) and a wire.'
A fortified emplacement for heavy guns.
  1. 'a mobile battery of 105 mm guns'
  2. 'Whenever we saw an anti-aircraft battery or munitions dump, we took it out.'
  3. 'We will be assisted by heavy artillery-grade missile batteries that launch from further inside the complex.'
  4. 'The US coastguard imposed a three-mile boat exclusion zone around the island and Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries were installed on beaches.'
  5. 'These new air defense units are a composite of Patriot, Avenger, and Stinger Missile batteries.'
  6. 'The Italian army has installed anti-aircraft missile batteries around Rome, and Nato is sending a surveillance plane to overfly the city.'
  7. 'Over a quarter served in anti-aircraft batteries where they came under fire and operated searchlights and targeting instruments.'
  8. 'I gritted my teeth and swallowed hard, my thoughts briefly turning to the heavy missile batteries and the people who crewed them.'
  9. 'Private Bergot is not in the trenches like his higher-ranking officers, and he is not manning an anti-aircraft battery or a cannon.'
  10. 'The shore batteries took a heavy toll of the landing craft, particularly at Westkapelle, and supporting armour bogged down in the soft clay.'
  11. 'Right around me there are Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries.'
  12. 'Numerically, each of its three cavalry squadrons has the equivalent of a tank battalion, a mechanized battalion, and an artillery battery.'
  13. 'Even in engaging artillery batteries, the aim was primarily to wipe out the crews.'
  14. 'The first unit that they saw was an artillery battery on the other side of an open field.'
  15. 'The fire support battalion will consolidate the two mortar platoons of the original battalions into batteries.'
  16. 'The artillery batteries ' duties quickly changed to extending, improving and maintaining a brigade-sized defensive perimeter.'
  17. 'Ocean carries an artillery battery and can be used to supply the paratroopers, who are at present lightly armed, with more weapons.'
  18. 'This consisted of 10 regular and 18 irregular regiments of cavalry, 74 regiments of infantry, and 22 artillery batteries.'
  19. 'The number of rapidly deployable mobile batteries used on each mission by the Army will depend on the operational requirements.'
  20. 'The disappearance of the classical front line required that artillery batteries fight as infantry in the defense of their guns.'
  21. 'It was not uncommon for a brigade to have a cavalry troop or artillery battery as part of its organic makeup.'
A set of similar units of equipment, typically when connected together.
  1. 'Today you would need a battery of electronic equipment to measure the difference in noise and vibration between, say, a Focus and a Mondeo.'
  2. 'There is also a battery of powerful surveillance and monitoring equipment located inside and on the perimeter wall of Grosvenor Road barracks.'
  3. 'Each gambler is subjected to a battery of psychological tests prior to the treatment program, and again at the completion of the program.'
  4. 'A battery of psychological tests administered to me at this time tells the story of my mental status in a stark manner that clearly outlines my assets and deficits.'
  5. 'If you're a student that's been asked to run a battery of qualitative organic tests, you should ask for a refund of your tuition.'
  6. 'No single lab test helps with the diagnosis; however, a battery of tests should be performed to rule out medical complications of starvation.'
  7. 'In these experiments, test subjects with maladies ranging from severe brain trauma to bipolar disorder undergo a battery of visual tests.'
  8. 'Gladys was moved to the cardiology ward but again, despite a further battery of tests (including repeating earlier ones) no one could say for sure what caused her pain.'
  9. 'An important reason for including this test in our battery was that there is evidence to suggest that performance on this test is strongly related to reading comprehension.'
  10. 'A battery of neuropsychological tests were also administered by IVR with a standard touch-tone telephone.'
  11. 'Our extensive battery of outcome measures, which focus mainly on physical benefits, is unlikely to capture the full extent of these apparent social benefits.'
  12. 'You may undergo a battery of diagnostic tests and try a variety of treatment methods.'
A series of small cages for the intensive rearing of farm animals, especially calves and poultry.
  1. 'battery hens'
  2. 'Farming hundreds of thousands of fish in tiny cages makes battery hen operations look positively organic by comparison.'
  3. 'The European Commission recently announced an end to the cramped conditions suffered by hens housed in battery cages.'
  4. 'If it's really about animal cruelty, why aren't we banning battery hens?'
  5. 'Switzerland's elimination of battery cages increased the Swiss egg industry's profitability and its acceptability to consumers.'
  6. 'Many of today's farming techniques are not natural, regarding GM crops, battery hens and such, but many of us do not think of these as wrong.'
  7. 'Here in Australia, approximately 10-million battery hens are caged for life.'
  8. 'Most birds reared for food are grown in battery farms, and so are kept indoors anyway.'
  9. 'Now thousands of battery farm birds in Scotland are set to escape the chop thanks to a rescue service being set up by an animal lover.'
  10. 'To teach our young people in a school like that, to be reared like battery hens, would be folly.'
  11. 'The foundation has been protesting over the past 30 years against the selling of eggs from battery cages.'
The infliction of unlawful personal violence on another person, even where the contact does no physical harm.
  1. count noun 'most batteries involve an assault'
  2. 'Kantor has listed three of them in her complaint: assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.'
  3. 'The guy has previous convictions for kidnapping, battery and assault.'
The pitcher and the catcher.
  1. 'By "Clicking On" the pitcher's name you can see their battery mates for all of their starts as well as their shutouts.'

More definitions

1. Electricity. Also called galvanic battery, voltaic battery. a combination of two or more cell electrically connected to work together to produce electric energy. cell1 (def 7a).

2. any large group or series of related things: a battery of questions.

3. Military. two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action. a tactical unit of artillery, usually consisting of six guns together with the artillerymen, equipment, etc., required to operate them. a parape

More examples(as adjective)

"works can be battery."

"scores can be battery."

"lines can be battery."

"charges can be battery."

"businesses can be battery."

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French baterie, from battre ‘to strike’, from Latin battuere. The original sense was ‘metal articles wrought by hammering’, later ‘a number of pieces of artillery used together’, whence ‘a number of Leyden jars connected up so as to discharge simultaneously’ (mid 18th century), giving rise to battery (sense 1).