Meaning of BATTERY in English

BATTERY

transcription, транскрипция: [ bætəri ]

( batteries)

1.

Batteries are small devices that provide the power for electrical items such as radios and children’s toys.

The shavers come complete with batteries.

...a battery-operated cassette player.

...rechargeable batteries.

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2.

A car battery is a rectangular box containing acid that is found in a car engine. It provides the electricity needed to start the car.

...a car with a flat battery.

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3.

A battery of equipment such as guns, lights, or computers is a large set of it kept together in one place.

They stopped beside a battery of abandoned guns.

...batteries of spotlights set up on rooftops.

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4.

A battery of people or things is a very large number of them.

...a battery of journalists and television cameras...

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5.

A battery of tests is a set of tests that is used to assess a number of different aspects of something, such as your health.

We give a battery of tests to each patient.

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6.

Battery farming is a system of breeding chickens and hens in which large numbers of them are kept in small cages, and used for their meat and eggs. ( BRIT )

...battery hens being raised in dark, cramped conditions.

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7.

to recharge your batteries: see recharge

see also assault and battery

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