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electric cell

A device, such as a battery, that is capable of changing some form of energy, such as chemical energy or radiant energy, into electricity.
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Noun1.electric cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reactionelectric cell - a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electrolytic cell - a cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise (such as the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen)
fuel cell - cell that produces electricity by oxidation of fuel (hydrogen and oxygen or zinc and air); often used in electric cars
photovoltaic cell, solar cell - a cell that converts solar energy into electrical energy
secondary cell, storage cell - a cell that can be recharged
galvanic cell, primary cell, voltaic cell - an electric cell that generates an electromotive force by an irreversible conversion of chemical to electrical energy; cannot be recharged
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It has wizzy features such as a photo electric cell and presumably some automatic watering.
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And in 1977, the race horse Red Rum did the job by crossing the finishing line - triggering a photo electric cell.
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