a battery

a bat·ter·y
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey bat-uh-ree]
    • /eɪ ˈbæt ə ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey bat-uh-ree]
    • /eɪ ˈbæt ə ri/

Definitions of a battery words

  • noun a battery the power source for the filaments of electron tubes in battery-operated equipment Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. 5
  • noun a battery an electric battery for heating the filament or cathode heater of an electron tube. 2
  • noun a battery (dated, electronics) A battery used to heat the filament or cathode heaters of electron tubes. 1

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Origin of a battery

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25

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a battery popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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