any large group or series of related things: a battery of questions.
two or more pieces of artillery used for combined action.
a tactical unit of artillery, usually consisting of six guns together with the artillerymen, equipment, etc., required to operate them.
a parapet or fortification equipped with artillery.
a group or series of similar articles, machines, parts, etc.
Baseball. the pitcher and catcher considered as a unit.
(on a warship) a group of guns having the same caliber or used for the same purpose.
the whole armament of a warship.
Psychology. a series of tests yielding a single total score, used for measuring aptitude, intelligence, personality, etc.
the act of beating or battering.
Law. an unlawful attack upon another person by beating or wounding, or by touching in an offensive manner.
an instrument used in battering.
Also batterie. Music. the instruments comprising the percussion section of an orchestra.
any imposing group of persons or things acting or directed in unison: a battery of experts.
- assault, battery
Other definitions for Battery (2 of 2)
The Battery, a park at the south end of Manhattan, in New York City.
- Also called Battery Park .
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How to use battery in a sentence
Demand was low, driving range was limited and battery degradation was a concern.Of all used cars, this Tesla model sells the fastest | Verne Kopytoff | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
After our success recycling metals from discarded computers, scientists are trying other types of e-waste, including electric batteries.We’re Using Microbes to Clean Up Toxic Electronic Waste. Here’s How | Sebastien Farnaud | August 20, 2020 | Singularity Hub
His team at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles turned to methanol because in a given mass, it packs over 10 times the energy as tiny batteries.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam | Carmen Drahl | August 19, 2020 | Science News
While lithium ion battery technology has seen dramatic price drops in recent years, most experts agree that they will remain too expensive for grid-scale storage.Scientists Found a Way to Turn Bricks Into Batteries | Edd Gent | August 17, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Note how much quieter Spot is thanks to an onboard battery and electric motor.The Robot Revolution Was Televised: Our All-Time Favorite Boston Dynamics Robot Videos | Jason Dorrier | July 19, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Two weeks before trial, Beebe pleaded guilty to a single charge of aggravated sexual battery.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Karajah was charged with two felony counts of assault and battery.
Among them were some horrifying images of severe damage to nasal tissue caused by a child lodging a button battery in her nose.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R. | Russell Saunders | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His charges include pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, rape, and sexual battery.Ohio Elementary School Teacher Charged With Raping Her Son | Nina Strochlic | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And a small battery hidden in the structure can store power, which can be used to keep highly efficient LEG bulbs lit at night.
The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Pat Malone, you are fined five dollars for assault and battery on Mike Sweeney.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
To-day I have stood in the main battery which has fired a shot establishing, in its way, a record in the annals of destruction.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Tombs had two horses shot under him, and thirteen out of fifty men in his battery were killed or wounded.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
An English battery came thundering down the road to take up a fresh position and assist in covering the retreat.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for battery
a number of similar things occurring together: a battery of questions
criminal law unlawful beating or wounding of a person or mere touching in a hostile or offensive manner: See also assault and battery
a fortified structure on which artillery is mounted
a group of guns, missile launchers, searchlights, or torpedo tubes of similar type or size operated as a single entity
a small tactical unit of artillery usually consisting of two or more troops, each of two, three or four guns
a large group of cages for intensive rearing of poultry
(as modifier): battery hens
psychol a series of tests
chess two pieces of the same colour placed so that one can unmask an attack by the other by moving
the percussion section in an orchestra
baseball the pitcher and the catcher considered together
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for battery
A device containing an electric cell or a series of electric cells storing energy that can be converted into electrical power (usually in the form of direct current). Common household batteries, such as those used in a flashlight, are usually made of dry cells (the chemicals producing the current are made into a paste). In other batteries, such as car batteries, these chemicals are in liquid form.
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Cultural definitions for battery
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