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"battery" in British English

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batterynoun

uk   /ˈbæt.ər.i/  us   /ˈbæt̬.ɚ.i/
  • battery noun (ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

A2 [C] a device that produces electricity to provide power for radios, cars, etc.: a rechargeable battery a battery-operated hairdryer This alarm clock takes two medium-sized batteries. I think the battery isdead/flat (= has lost its power).

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  • battery noun (GUNS)

[C] a number of large guns and similar weapons operating together in the same place: The shore battery opened fire.

batteryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbæt.ər.i/  us   /ˈbæt̬.ɚ.i/ UK
(Definition of battery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"battery" in American English

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batterynoun

 us   /ˈbæt̬·ə·ri/
  • battery noun (ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

[C] a device that produces electricity to provide power for radios, cars, toys, etc.: What size battery do you need for the alarm clock?
physics [C] A battery is also any device that produces electrical energy from chemical energy.
  • battery noun (LARGE NUMBER)

[C] a number of things of a similar type: You have to pass a whole battery of tests to get into that school.
  • battery noun (CRIME)

[U] the crime of attacking and beating someone
(Definition of battery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"battery" in Business English

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batterynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbætəri/
a device that produces electricity to provide power for cars, radios, etc.: charge/recharge a battery I need to recharge the batteries for my camera. a rechargeable battery a battery-powered vehicle
a battery of tests/questions, etc.
a large number of tests, questions, etc.: Candidates have to undergo a battery of intelligence tests.
(Definition of battery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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