a portable telephone operated by cellular radio In full cellular telephone
also cell phone, 1984, short for cellular phone.
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.
application A program for modelling populations of biological cells. [“CELLSIM II User’s Manual”, C.E. Donaghey, U Houston. Sep 1975]. (1994-12-05)
cellula cel·lu·la (sěl’yə-lə) n. pl. cel·lu·lae (-lē’) A small anatomical compartment that is still visible to the eye. A small cell.
pertaining to or characterized by cellules or cells, especially minute compartments or cavities. of or relating to cellular phones. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective of, relating to, resembling, or composed of a cell or cells having cells or small cavities; porous divided into a network of cells (textiles) woven with an open texture: a cellular […]
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