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Meaning of battery by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle French batterie, from Old French baterie ( “action of beating” ), from batre ( “battre” ), from Latin battuō ( “beat” ) .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈbætəɹi/


    Electrical batteries
    A cannon battery

    battery ( plural: batteries )

    1. A device that produces electricity by a chemical reaction between two substances .
    2. ( law ) The crime or tort of intentionally striking another person .
    3. A coordinated group of artillery .
    4. An array of similar things .
      Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress .
    5. A set of small cages where hens are kept for the purpose of farming their eggs .
    6. ( baseball ) The catcher and the pitcher together
    7. ( chess ) Two or more major pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal

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Explanation of battery by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

    2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    3. a device that produces electricity

    4. a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

    5. a collection of related things intended for use together

    6. took a battery of achievement tests
    7. a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher

    8. group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place