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Meaning of “cell” in the English Dictionary

"cell" in British English

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cellnoun [C]

uk   us   /sel/
  • cell noun [C] (ROOM)

B2 a ​smallroom with not much ​furniture, ​especially in a ​prison or a monastery or convent

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  • cell noun [C] (ELECTRICAL DEVICE)

a ​device for ​producingelectricalenergy from ​chemicalenergy
  • cell noun [C] (PHONE)

US informal a cell phone : Call me on my cell.
(Definition of cell from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cell" in American English

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cellnoun [C]

  • cell noun [C] (ORGANISM)

biology us   /sel/ the ​smallestbasicunit of a ​plant or ​animal
  • cell noun [C] (ROOM)

 us   /sel/ a ​smallroom, esp. in a ​prison
  • cell noun [C] (ENERGY)

physics /sel/ another ​name for a ​battery
(Definition of cell from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cell" in Business English

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cellnoun [C]

uk   us   /sel/ mainly US informal
another word for cell phone : Call me on my cell.
(Definition of cell from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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