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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.