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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.
(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
an early battery cell consisting of disks of dissimilar metals separated by electrolytic pads.
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|Noun||1.||voltaic pile - battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta|