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battery

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A number of electric cells joined together. The common car battery, or accumulator, usually consists of six secondary cells connected in series to give a total e.m.f. of 12 volts. A torch...

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dry cell

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A primary or secondary cell in which the electrolytes are in the form of a paste. Many torch, radio, and calculator batteries are Leclanché cells in which the electrolyte is an ammonium...

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primary cell

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A voltaic cell in which the chemical reaction producing the e.m.f. is not satisfactorily reversible and the cell cannot therefore be recharged by the application of a charging current. See...

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