primary cell


Definition of primary cell

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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