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mobile phone

noun [C] uk   mainly UK ( US usually cell phone) us  
A1 a phone that is connected to the phone system by radio instead of by a wire, and can be used anywhere its signals can be received
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in Korean 핸드폰…
in Arabic هاتِف مَحمول, نَقّال…
in Portuguese celular…
in Catalan telèfon mòbil…
in Japanese 携帯(電話)…
in Italian (telefono) cellulare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動電話,手機,手提電話…
in Russian мобильный телефон…
in Turkish cep telefonu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移动电话,手机…
in Polish telefon komórkowy…
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