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voltaic pile

voltaic pile

n.
A source of electricity consisting of a number of alternating disks of two different metals separated by absorbent material moistened with an electrolyte, forming primary cells connected in series.

voltaic pile

n
(General Physics) an early form of battery consisting of a pile of paired plates of dissimilar metals, such as zinc and copper, each pair being separated from the next by a pad moistened with an electrolyte. Also called: pile, galvanic pile or Volta's pile

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n.
an early battery cell consisting of disks of dissimilar metals separated by electrolytic pads.
[1805–15]
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Noun1.voltaic pile - battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in seriesvoltaic pile - battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
electric battery, battery - a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series