alkaline battery


Definition of alkaline battery

: a long-lived dry cell with an alkaline electrolyte that decreases corrosion of the cell

called also alkaline cell

Examples of alkaline battery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was the light bulb and the phonograph, of course, but also the kinetoscope, the dictating machine, the alkaline battery, and the electric meter. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, "The Real Nature of Thomas Edison’s Genius," 21 Oct. 2019 And the other part of his battery is lithium cobalt oxide, which pulls electrons much more powerfully than manganese oxide – which gives his battery the ability to store much more energy in the same amount of space than an alkaline battery. Robert Masse, The Conversation, "How do lithium-ion batteries work?," 15 July 2019 My old PalmPilot used two AAA alkaline batteries that just pop out. Anchorage Daily News, "The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They catch fire.," 12 Sep. 2018 And note that lithium-ion batteries aren’t the same as the alkaline batteries that typically go into toys and other devices that don’t need really small, energy-dense batteries. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Cell phones thrown in the trash are exploding, causing 5-alarm fires in garbage trunks," 18 May 2018 One of Ionic Materials's key investors told WIRED's Steven Levy last year that the company is trying to combine the best aspects of the low-cost alkaline batteries with power and rechargeable nature of lithium ion. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It," 22 May 2018 Not accepted: light bulbs, alkaline batteries, smoke detectors, large appliances, exercise equipment. Laura Groch,, "North County School News, Sept. 14," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of alkaline battery

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Alkaline battery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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