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English

Noun

batteries
  1. Plural of battery

French

Noun

f|p
  1. Plural of batterie

Extensive Definition

Battery may refer to:
  • Battery (electricity), an array of electrochemical cells for electricity storage; or one such cell
  • Battery, the act of injuring another person in a manner likely to cause bodily harm:
  • Artillery battery, an organized group of artillery pieces
    • A piece is "in battery" when it is loaded and ready to fire
    • A piece is "out of battery" if it is not ready to fire
  • An array of similar things, e.g. "Schoolchildren take a battery of standard tests to measure their progress."
  • Battery farming, a term for industrial agriculture
  • Battery (baseball), in baseball jargon, refers collectively to the pitcher and catcher.
  • In chess, a battery consists of two or more pieces on the same rank, file, or diagonal.

Placenames

Several places are named either for the historical locations of coastal defense artillery batteries, or for the fancied appearance thereof:

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Etymology

"Battery" is derived from French batterie, from the verb French battre, Late Latin battuere = "to beat", of Germanic origin, compare Anglo-Saxon bēatan. Many of its modern uses arose as generalisations of the meaning artillery battery.
batteries in Catalan: Bateria
batteries in Czech: Baterie
batteries in Danish: Batteri
batteries in German: Batterie (Begriffsklärung)
batteries in Spanish: Batería
batteries in Basque: Bateria
batteries in French: Batterie
batteries in Korean: 배터리
batteries in Italian: Batteria
batteries in Hebrew: סוללה
batteries in Lithuanian: Baterija (reikšmės)
batteries in Dutch: Batterij
batteries in Japanese: バッテリー
batteries in Polish: Bateria
batteries in Portuguese: Bateria
batteries in Romanian: Baterie (dezambiguizare)
batteries in Russian: Батарея
batteries in Slovak: Batéria
batteries in Slovenian: Baterija
batteries in Serbian: Батерија (вишезначна одредница)
batteries in Finnish: Patteri
batteries in Ukrainian: Батарея
batteries in Chinese: 巴特里
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