Battery – definition of battery in english _ oxford dictionaries electricity billy elliot karaoke

• ‘Clocks go faster or slower over time, batteries and power sources go dead, or important time changes, such as daylight saving, can be forgotten.’ • ‘The cells in a car battery generate electricity with a chemical reaction between a lead plate and a lead dioxide plate that are bathed in acid.’ • ‘The shore batteries took a heavy toll of the landing craft, particularly at Westkapelle, and supporting armour bogged down in the soft clay.

’ • ‘The US coastguard imposed a three-mile boat exclusion zone around the island and Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries were installed on beaches.’ • ‘The Italian army has installed anti-aircraft missile batteries around Rome, and Nato is sending a surveillance plane to overfly the city.’ • ‘To this day, a casual walk along the Normandy coast reveals scores of entrenched batteries and nearly monumental emplacements of concrete.’ • ‘The lights on the side were on, and it seemed its radar dishes were rotating, plus several of the unmanned turrets and missile batteries on the side were armed.

’ • ‘Meanwhile the enemy had with astonishing rapidity brought a number of powerful batteries of artillery into position behind the Marre ridge, on the western bank of the river.’ • ‘Numerically, each of its three cavalry squadrons has the equivalent of a tank battalion, a mechanized battalion, and an artillery battery.

’ • ‘Each gambler is subjected to a battery of psychological tests prior to the treatment program, and again at the completion of the program.’ • ‘An important reason for including this test in our battery was that there is evidence to suggest that performance on this test is strongly related to reading comprehension.

’ • ‘In these experiments, test subjects with maladies ranging from severe brain trauma to bipolar disorder undergo a battery of visual tests.’ • ‘As a part of a concussion preventive program, they routinely do a battery of baseline psychological and brain function tests on all entrants.

’ • ‘Our extensive battery of outcome measures, which focus mainly on physical benefits, is unlikely to capture the full extent of these apparent social benefits.’ • ‘A battery of psychological tests administered to me at this time tells the story of my mental status in a stark manner that clearly outlines my assets and deficits.’ • ‘Gladys was moved to the cardiology ward but again, despite a further battery of tests (including repeating earlier ones) no one could say for sure what caused her pain.’ • ‘Comprehensive batteries of tests have been developed to provide quantitative measures of fluency and comprehension and to assess a range of linguistic abilities.

’ • ‘No single lab test helps with the diagnosis; however, a battery of tests should be performed to rule out medical complications of starvation.’ • ‘One answer to this objection is that most farmers have their hens securely locked away in battery cages with a floor surface the size of a piece of A4 paper so they are none too vulnerable to fox attack.’ • ‘But, if animal welfare is the aim, Parliament should be legislating on intensive animal farming methods and battery chickens raised in windowless warehouses.

’ • ‘Many of today’s farming techniques are not natural, regarding GM crops, battery hens and such, but many of us do not think of these as wrong.’ • ‘So nobody in Europe is now allowed to do that, and we also have legislation which is going to result in the phasing out of battery cages for laying hens.

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