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battery
American English: /ˈbædəri/
British English: /ˈbat(ə)ri/

Translation of battery in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

  • 1 countable (in radio, lamp)
    (in car, motorcycle)
    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)
    cargador (masculine) de baterías
    Example sentences
    • 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 (artillery)
    Example sentences
    • 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 (Agriculture)
    (conjunto de jaulas instaladas para la explotación avícola intensiva)
    (before noun) (eggs/hens)
    de criadero
    de batería
    battery farming
    cría (feminine) intensiva
    Example sentences
    • 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 (array, set) See examples: 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 (with physical harm)
    lesiones (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • 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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