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NOUN (1)

1. battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta;
[syn: voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Galvanic \Gal*van"ic\, a. [From Galvani, a professor of physiology at Bologna, on account of his connection (about 1780) with the discovery of dynamical or current electricity: cf. F. galvanique.] Of or pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, galvanism; employing or producing electrical currents. [1913 Webster] Galvanic battery (Elec.), an apparatus for generating electrical currents by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; -- now usually called voltaic battery. See Battery. Galvanic circuit or Galvanic circle. (Elec.) See under Circuit. Galvanic pile (Elec.), the voltaic pile. See under Voltaic. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pile \Pile\, n. [F. pile, L. pila a pillar, a pier or mole of stone. Cf. Pillar.] 1. A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood. [1913 Webster] 2. A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot. [1913 Webster] 3. A funeral pile; a pyre. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. A large building, or mass of buildings. [1913 Webster] The pile o'erlooked the town and drew the fight. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. (Iron Manuf.) Same as Fagot, n., 2. [1913 Webster] 6. (Elec.) A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; -- commonly called Volta's pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile. [1913 Webster] Note: The term is sometimes applied to other forms of apparatus designed to produce a current of electricity, or as synonymous with battery; as, for instance, to an apparatus for generating a current of electricity by the action of heat, usually called a thermopile. [1913 Webster] 7. [F. pile pile, an engraved die, L. pila a pillar.] The reverse of a coin. See Reverse. [1913 Webster] Cross and pile. See under Cross. Dry pile. See under Dry. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

galvanic pile n 1: battery consisting of voltaic cells arranged in series; the earliest electric battery devised by Volta [syn: voltaic pile, pile, galvanic pile]