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Battery

cell fuel chemical electricity

Battery, device for converting internally stored chemical energy into direct-current electricity. The term is also applied to various other electricity sources, including the solar cell and the nuclear cell, but is usually taken to exclude the fuel cell, which requires the continuous input of a chemical fuel for operation.

See also: Electric circuit; Fuel cell.

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