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 — 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 — 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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