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primary cell

n.
An electrochemical cell in which an irreversible chemical reaction generates electricity; a cell that cannot be recharged. Also called galvanic cell, voltaic cell.
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primary cell

n
(General Physics) an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by the direct and usually irreversible conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy. It cannot be recharged efficiently by an electric current. Also called: voltaic cell Compare secondary cell
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pri′mary cell′


n.
an electric battery that produces current by means of an irreversible chemical reaction and is therefore not rechargeable.
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Noun1.primary cell - an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energyprimary cell - an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
anode - the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
cathode - the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
electric cell, cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
Leclanche cell - voltaic cell that produces approximately 1.5 volts
mercury cell - a primary cell consisting of a zinc anode and a cathode of mercury oxide and an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide
standard cell - a primary cell used as a standard of electromotive force
galvanic battery, voltaic battery - battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel
wet cell - a primary voltaic cell having a liquid electrolyte
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