from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cell containing an electrolyte through which an externally generated electric current is passed by a system of electrodes in order to produce an electrochemical reaction.
- noun A cell containing an electrolyte in which an electrochemical reaction produces an electromotive force.
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- noun 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)
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