Definition of Dry cell

1. Noun. A small Leclanche cell containing no free liquid; the electrolyte is a paste and the negative zinc pole forms the container of the cell; used in flashlights, portable radios, etc..

Group relationships: Dry Battery
Generic synonyms: Leclanche Cell

Definition of Dry cell

1. Noun. Any electrochemical cell whose electrolyte is a solid or stiff paste ¹

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Literary usage of Dry cell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"Chemical Reactions in a dry cell. — The principal chemical •eactions in a dry cell ... This density corresponds to about 0.1 ampere ar a standard dry cell 6 ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1891)
"COMPARATIVE TEST OF A CHLORIDE OF SILVER dry cell AND AN ACID CELL. BY GA LIEBIG, JR., Ph.D. A LTHOUGH every one who has ever used an acid ^~~^ battery is ..."

3. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1897)
"Hellesen dry cell.—In the "Hellesen" dry cell, which was introduced into England by Messrs. Siemens Bros. about 1890, the carbon rod, c, is made hollow and ..."

4. The Gasoline Automobile by George William Hobbs (1915)
"Section of dry cell. The dry battery is a common source of battery current for ... The capacity and life of a dry cell depends on the way it is used, ..."

5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The dry cell Battery (a Primary Cell) ; a Chemical Generator of a Direct Flow of ... The dry cell battery is better adapted for ringing door bells or ..."

6. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"Meserole gives the following composition for a dry cell: Mineral carbon or graphite, ... About the only disadvantages of a good dry cell compared with a ..."

7. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"In what way does a dry cell resemble a common type of wet cell? Is a dry cell really "dry?" Of what is the positive electrode composed? The negative? ..."

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