voltaic cell


Origin of voltaic cell

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby voltaic cell

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How to use voltaic cell in a sentence

  • The enormous value of the voltaic cell in building up the science of electricity need hardly be pointed out.

    Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
  • This kind may also be noted in the voltaic cell and the charged condenser, and in a chemical form in coal and gunpowder.

  • This is because the current meets more resistance within the gravity cell than within the voltaic cell.

    General Science | Bertha M. Clark
  • In the voltaic cell the chemical action of the acid upon the zinc transforms chemical energy into electrical energy.

    Physics | Willis Eugene Tower
  • In the illustration, the tubes Cu and Zn correspond to the conducting plates of copper and zinc of a voltaic cell.

    Physics | Willis Eugene Tower

British Dictionary definitions for voltaic cell

voltaic cell

  1. another name for primary cell

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Scientific definitions for voltaic cell

voltaic cell

[ vŏl-tāĭk ]

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