battery

(redirected from batteries)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to batteries: Lead acid battery, Car batteries

battery

 [bat´er-e]
1. a set or series of cells that yield an electric current.
2. any set, series, or grouping of similar things, as a battery of tests.

bat·ter·y

(bat'er-ē),
A group or series of tests administered for analytic or diagnostic purposes.
[M.E. batri, beaten metal, fr. O.Fr. batre, to beat]

battery

/bat·te·ry/ (bat´er-e)
1. a set or series of cells that yield an electric current.
2. any set, series, or grouping of similar things, as a battery of tests.

battery

Etymology: Fr, batterie
1 a device of two or more electrolytic cells connected to form a single source providing direct current or voltage.
2 a series or a combination of tests to determine the cause of a particular illness or the degree of proficiency in a particular skill or discipline.
3 the unlawful use of force on a person. See assault.

battery

Cardiac pacing
One or more power cells, usually chemical, that serve as a source of electrical power.
 
Chemistry
A group of voltaic cells connected in series.
 
Lab medicine
A panel of tests.

Medical malpractice
The unauthorised touching of another person.

battery

Cardiac pacing One or more power cells, usually chemical, that serve as a source of electrical power Lab medicine A panel of tests. See Panel, Test battery Medical malpractice The unauthorized touching of another person. See Assault, Ghost surgery, Informed consent, Malpractice.

bat·ter·y

(bat'ĕr-ē)
1. A group or series of tests administered for analytic or diagnostic purposes.
2. Device that turns chemical energy into electrical.
3. Unlawful touching of another person.
4. Any form of physical violence against another person.
[M.E. batri, beaten metal, fr. O.Fr. batre, to beat]

bat·ter·y

(bat'ĕr-ē)
Series of tests administered for analytic or diagnostic purposes.
[M.E. batri, beaten metal, fr. O.Fr. batre, to beat]
References in periodicals archive ?
We have had interest from the industry, and we're talking with several companies about ways to produce batteries with this technology, but that's still a ways off.
Licht says that, in theory, his battery does well in both areas, "with enough energy per pound to move a car several hundred miles before recharging--much farther than the 80 miles now possible with other batteries.
Wind power and solar power are anticipated to be long-term energy sources for thin film batteries used to run cars and to provide a DC power connection in the home.
In addition, more than 30,000 retail locations have partnered with the RBRC to collect spent rechargeable batteries weighing up to two pounds, Millard says.
The new batteries have 50 percent more energy than traditional batteries, Licht reports in Friday's edition of the journal Science.
There are many rechargeable batteries available, but only a few are widely used.
The sales revenue of Li-ion batteries has exceeded that of Ni-Cd and NI-MH Batteries.
If batteries are filled to the rim, the electrolyte will boil out through the vent caps when the battery charges.
Also, nickel-hydride batteries are used as a"sweetener" to increase the nickel content in the rotary hearth furnace.
GNB Battery Technologies manufactured the 24 lead-acid batteries under the hood of the Boston-based Solectria Corporation's electric Chevy S-10 pickup that is setting out to prove that EVs can be used for long distance travel.
Energi To Go can power over 80 percent of the wireless phone brands available in the United States and is powered by Energizer eU Lithium AA batteries.