cell phone
noun Date: 1984 a portable usually cordless telephone for use in a cellular system

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  • cell phone — UK US /ˈselfəʊn/ US  / foʊn/ noun [C] US (also cellular phone, also INFORMAL cell, also UK mobile phone) ► COMMUNICATIONS a phone that is connected to a phone system by radio instead of by a wire, and which can therefore be used anywhere where… …   Financial and business terms

  • cell phone — cell′ phone orcell′phone n. tgp cellular phone • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • cell\ phone — 1. (cell phone) (1001↑, 218↓) A device for communicating with others needlessly. Day in. Day out. Whenever. Wherever. Good for holding up lines in stores, traffic, etc. Also the latest technology found in ghettos overtaking the more common boom… …   Urban English dictionary

  • cell phone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cell phone : singular cell phone plural cell phones mainly American a mobile phone …   English dictionary

  • cell phone — verb call up by using a cellular phone If the train is late, I will cell phone you • Derivationally related forms: ↑cellphone • Topics: ↑telephone, ↑telephony • Hypernyms: ↑call, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell phone — noun A portable, wireless telephone, which changes antenna connections seamlessly during travel from one radio reception cell to another without losing the party to party call connection. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • cell phone. — See cellular phone. * * * …   Universalium

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  • cell phone. — See cellular phone …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell phone — In jail, convicts use cell phones …   English expressions

  • cell phone — /ˈsɛl foʊn/ (say sel fohn) noun → cellular telephone. Also, cell, cellphone …   Australian English dictionary

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