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noun battery pronunciation in American English /ˈbæt(ə)ri/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an object that fits into something such as a radio, clock, or car and supplies it with electricity
    I need some new batteries for my Walkman.
    The battery is dead (=no longer working).
    charge/recharge a battery (=provide it with power): Maybe it won’t start because the battery needs recharging.
  2. 2
    [countable] several large guns or other weapons, used together
    a battery of marine artillery
  3. 4
    [singular] a group of similar things
    battery of: He put her through a battery of tests.


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