primary cell


Definition of primary cell

: a cell that converts chemical energy into electrical energy by irreversible chemical reactions

Examples of primary cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers built a second system that estimates the wealth of users of Togo’s two primary cell networks, using calling patterns and other account details, like credit top-ups. Tom Simonite, Wired, "A Clever Strategy to Distribute Covid Aid—With Satellite Data," 17 Dec. 2020 The list of goods include lithium primary cells, nickel-cadmium storage batteries and parts of lead-acid storage batteries, according to a list from the U.S. Trade Representative office. Ryan Maye Handy, Houston Chronicle, "Latest Trump tariffs spare batteries used in EVs," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of primary cell

1902, in the meaning defined above

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23 Dec 2020

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“Primary cell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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