standard cell

noun Electricity.
a primary electric cell, as the Weston cell, that produces an accurately known constant voltage: used in scientific measurements.

Origin:
1870–75

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standard cell
 
n
a voltaic cell producing a constant and accurately known electromotive force that can be used to calibrate voltage-measuring instruments

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It became a white hot field even without any standard cell.
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