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English noun: battery

1. battery (group) group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place

Broader (hypernym)artillery, artillery unit

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. battery (artifact) a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series

Synonymselectric battery

Broader (hypernym)electrical device

Narrower (hyponym)A battery, B battery, C battery, galvanic battery, galvanic pile, pile, voltaic battery, voltaic pile

Part holonymelectrode, pole, terminal

3. battery (group) a collection of related things intended for use together

SamplesTook a battery of achievement tests.

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Part holonymartillery, gun, heavy weapon, ordnance

Member holonymsub-test

4. battery (group) a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher

Broader (hypernym)squad, team

Part meronymbaseball team

5. battery (artifact) a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

Synonymsstamp battery

Broader (hypernym)stamp mill, stamping mill

Part holonympestle, stamp

6. battery (act) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

SamplesThey laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops.
The shelling went on for hours without pausing.

Synonymsbarrage, barrage fire, bombardment, shelling

Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

7. battery (act) an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact

Synonymsassault and battery

Broader (hypernym)assault

Narrower (hyponym)resisting arrest

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