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"battery" in American English

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batterynoun

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

[C] a ​device that ​produceselectricity to ​providepower for ​radios, ​cars, ​toys, etc.: What ​size battery do you need for the ​alarmclock?
physics [C] A battery is also any ​device that ​produceselectricalenergy from ​chemicalenergy.
  • battery noun (LARGE NUMBER)

[C] a ​number of things of a ​similartype: 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 British English

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batterynoun

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

A2 [C] a ​device that ​produceselectricity to ​providepower for ​radios, ​cars, etc.: a ​rechargeable battery a battery-operated ​hairdryer This ​alarmclocktakes two medium-sized batteries. I ​think the battery isdead/​flat (= has ​lostitspower).

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  • battery noun (GUNS)

[C] a ​number of ​largeguns and ​similarweaponsoperating together in the same ​place: The ​shore battery ​openedfire.

batteryadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbæt.ər.i/  us   /ˈbæt̬.ɚ.i/ UK
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"battery" in Business English

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batterynoun [C]

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