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voltaic cell

noun, Electricity
1.
cell1 (def 7a).
Origin of voltaic cell
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • (a) Electric generators: voltaic cell uses chemical energy; dynamo uses mechanical energy.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • In applying this illustration to the voltaic cell, we make use of Ohm's law.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The enormous value of the voltaic cell in building up the science of electricity need hardly be pointed out.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • The energy of the current is kept up by the heat absorbed, just as it is kept up by chemical action in the voltaic cell.

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • What conditions in a voltaic cell will give a steady electromotive force.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The cell is then, when the charging current ceases, capable of acting as a voltaic cell.

  • The electrochemical apparatus was a voltameter containing a definite compound to be electrolysed, or a voltaic cell or battery.

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • This kind may also be noted in the voltaic cell and the charged condenser, and in a chemical form in coal and gunpowder.

  • Here C is the voltaic cell, the two lines representing the plates of the cell.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The uninjured end is therefore comparable to the zinc in a voltaic cell (is zincoid), the injured being copper-like or cuproid.

British Dictionary definitions for voltaic cell

voltaic cell

noun
1.
another name for primary cell
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voltaic cell
  (vŏl-tā'ĭk)   
See electric cell.
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