voltaic pile


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n voltaic pile battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Voltaic pile a kind of voltaic battery consisting of alternate disks of dissimilar metals, separated by moistened cloth or paper. See 5th Pile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Voltaic pile a galvanic battery
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In literature:

To him we owe the discovery of the voltaic pile, to which for a brief interval we must now turn our attention.
"Faraday As A Discoverer" by John Tyndall
The following experiments complete the series of proofs of the origin of the electricity in the voltaic pile.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
It was the spasmodic movement of a decapitated frog that resulted in the discovery of the Voltaic Pile.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
The contribution of most permanent value here, is that on the Source of Power in the Voltaic Pile.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Voltaic pile discovered by Volta.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
This strange defile is a voltaic pile; the plates of which are the double line of cliffs.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
In 1799, Allesandro Volta, of Pavia, in Italy, constructed the first electric battery, which came to be called the Voltaic pile.
"From Xylographs to Lead Molds; A.D. 1440-A.D. 1921" by H. C. Forster
It is called the Voltaic Pile.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
The needle is charged to a potential of 50 to 200 volts by means of a dry pile or voltaic battery, or from a lighting circuit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
Volta's brilliant experiments, which led to the invention of the Voltaic Pile, still further increased men's interest in this subject.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The Voltaic pile is a very great invention.
"Religion And Health" by James J. Walsh
Among the first to burn leaf metal with a voltaic pile was J.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous