a cell designed to produce electric current through an electrochemical reaction that is not efficiently reversible, so that the cell when discharged cannot be efficiently recharged by an electric current.
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Origin of primary cell
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for primary cell
an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by the direct and usually irreversible conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy. It cannot be recharged efficiently by an electric currentAlso called: voltaic cell Compare secondary cell
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