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English definition of “phone”

phone

noun [C]
 
 
/fəʊn/ COMMUNICATIONS
a piece of electronic equipment which makes it possible for you to speak to someone in another place who has similar equipment, using either electrical signals sent along a system of wires, or radio signals: over the phone You can arrange a mortgage online, over the phone, or through a meeting.by phone The company can be reached by phone on this number.on the phone She has spent hours on the phone in recent weeks, talking to negotiators in a labour dispute. → See also cell phone, mobile phone, telephone
(Definition of phone noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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