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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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The key ingredient is epoxy, which is added to a mixture of hardener and solvent inside an electric cell.
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It incorporates a pneumaticaliy-operated cushion to prevent damage to a reel during transfer from the winder and has the ability to interface with a photo electric cell (PEC), located on each conveyor, with alarms to detect when a reel has been delivered to stop and start the belt, ensuring the next conveyor is free to accept a reel.
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2 : an electric cell or connected electric cells for providing electric current <a flashlight battery>
And in 1977, the race horse Red Rum did the job by crossing the finishing line - triggering a photo electric cell.
A solar cell produces electric current and voltage by "photovoltaic effect"--a process in which two different materials in close contact act as an electric cell when struck by light or other radiant energy.
When night falls an electric cell switches on 50 light emitting diodes, which internally illuminate the sign so motorists can see the warning.