Translation of battery in Spanish:

battery

Pronunciation: /ˈbætəri/

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1 countable/numerable (in radio, lamp) pila (feminine); (in car, motorcycle) batería (feminine) the battery is flat la batería está descargada battery-operated racing cars coches (masculine plural) de carrera a pila(s) or que funcionan con pilas to recharge one's batteries cargar* las baterías, recuperar la energía battery charger cargador (masculine) de pilas [Cars/Automovilismo] cargador (masculine) de baterías
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    • The redox reaction in the battery is the source of the electrical energy; batteries are voltaic cells.
    • If there's no electricity, how do you get the energy to power the batteries for the cameras?
    • The product is advertised to operate using static electricity only and requiring no batteries or other power sources.
  • 2 countable/numerable (artillery) batería (feminine)
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    • The disappearance of the classical front line required that artillery batteries fight as infantry in the defense of their guns.
    • This consisted of 10 regular and 18 irregular regiments of cavalry, 74 regiments of infantry, and 22 artillery batteries.
    • However, the Panzer Regiment destroyed a motorized column and an artillery battery before the French could withdraw.
  • 3 countable/numerable [Agric] batería (feminine) ([ conjunto de jaulas instaladas para la explotación avícola intensiva ]); (before noun/delante del nombre) [eggs/hens] de criadero, de batería battery farming cría (feminine) intensiva
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    • The European Commission recently announced an end to the cramped conditions suffered by hens housed in battery cages.
    • But, if animal welfare is the aim, Parliament should be legislating on intensive animal farming methods and battery chickens raised in windowless warehouses.
    • Newer European battery cages with manure belts provide a system for daily clean out of manure.
  • 4 countable/numerable (array, set) a battery of tests una serie de tests a battery of questions una sarta de preguntas he is advised by a battery of lawyers lo asesora un verdadero ejército de abogados
  • 5 uncountable/no numerable (with physical harm) lesiones (feminine plural); (without physical harm) agresión (feminine), violencia (feminine); (of wife, child) malos tratos (masculine plural)
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    • That would be a criminal action, namely assault (rather than battery which includes physical contact).
    • Kantor has listed three of them in her complaint: assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
    • In most cases of battery or actual bodily harm the causal connection will be plain, but cases involving drugs have presented difficulties.

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In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.