cell phone (cellular telephone)
A portable telephone that uses wireless cellular technology to send and receive phone signals. This technology works by dividing the Earth into small regions called cells. Within each cell the wireless telephone signal goes over its assigned bandwidth to a cell tower, which relays the signal to a telephone switching network, connecting the user to the desired party.
Note: The proximity to a cell tower is often the key to good reception when using a cell phone.
(in plant cells) a plate that develops at the midpoint between the two groups of chromosomes in a dividing cell and that is involved in forming the wall between the two new daughter cells. cell plate A partition that is formed during telophase of cell division in plants and some algae and that separates the […]
- Cell reference
spreadsheet A string identifying a particular cell in a spreadsheet, possibly relative to the cell containing the reference. A cell reference may be absolute (denoted by a “$” prefix in Excel) or relative (no prefix) in each dimension, thus, e.g. B$6 refers to the second cell across in the sixth row. The distinction between absolute […]
the watery fluid within the central vacuole of a plant cell. Historical Examples cell sap The liquid contained within a vacuole of a plant cell. See more at vacuole.
- Cell space simulation language
language (CESSL) A language for simulating cellular space models. [“The CESSL Programming Language”, D.R. Frantz, 012520-6-T, CS Dept, U Michigan, Sept 1971]. (1994-12-14)