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battery(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electronics)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to change the battery of my computer. It only lasts an hour.Necesito cambiar la batería de mi computadora. Solo dura una hora.
b. la pila
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I can't find batteries for the radio.No encuentro pilas para la radio.
2. (mechanics)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The battery of the car is dead.La batería del auto se descargó por completo.
3. (military)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The anti-aircraft battery took the enemy fighter down.La batería antiaérea derribó el caza enemigo.
4. (set)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I had to answer a battery of questions.Tuve que contestar una batería de preguntas.
b. la serie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She conducted a whole battery of studies to prove her theory.Realizó toda una serie de estudios para probar su teoría.
5. (legal)
a. la agresión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The jury found the man guilty of battery.El jurado declaró al hombre culpable de agresión.
b. la violencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The criminal was prosecuted for battery of a woman.El delincuente fue procesado por violencia contra una mujer.
6. (farming)
a. el ponedero industrial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
More than half of the country's chickens lay eggs in batteries.Más de la mitad de las gallinas del país ponen huevos en ponederos industriales.
7. (baseball)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
The Yankees' battery stepped up with a victory on Sunday.La batería de los Yankees se hizo con la victoria el domingo.
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battery
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of radio, clock)
a. la pila
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of car, video camera)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be battery operated or poweredfuncionar a or con pilas
battery chargercargador de pilas/baterías
3. (military)
a. la batería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (fig)
a.
a battery of criticismun aluvión de críticas
5. (psychology)
a.
a battery of testsuna batería de pruebas
battery farmingavicultura intensiva
battery hengallina de granja avícola intensiva
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battery [ˈbætərɪ]
noun
1 (Electricity and Electronics) (dry) pila (f); (wet) batería (f)
2 (Mil) batería (f)
3 (series) [of tests] serie (f); [of lights] batería (f); equipo (m); [of questions] descarga (f); sarta (f)
We gave a battery of tests to each patient
4 (Agr) batería (f)
5 (Jur) violencia (f); agresión (f)
modifier
battery charger (n) (Electricity and Electronics) cargador (m) de baterías
battery farm (n) (Britain) granja (f) (avícola) de cría intensiva
They were so traumatised at being jammed together in the battery farm that they wouldn't lay eggs
battery farming (n) (Britain) cría (f) (avícola) intensiva
battery fire (n) (Mil) fuego (m) de batería
battery hen (n) (Britain) gallina (f) de criadero
battery set (n) (Rad) radio (f) de pilas; transistor (m)
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