lithium-ion battery

noun

lith·​i·​um-ion battery ˈli-thē-əm-ˈī-ən- How to pronounce lithium-ion battery (audio)
-ˈī-ˌän-
: a rechargeable battery that uses lithium ions as the primary component of its electrolyte

Note: Lithium-ion batteries are common in portable electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers.

Examples of lithium-ion battery in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lithium-ion battery was in 1990

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“Lithium-ion battery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithium-ion%20battery. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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