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Meaning of “cell phone” in the English Dictionary

"cell phone" in British English

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cell phonenoun [C]

uk   us   mainly US (also cellular phone, UK usually mobile phone)
A1 a ​phone that is ​connected to the ​phonesystem by ​radioinstead of by a ​wire, and can be used ​anywhere where ​itssignals can be ​received
(Definition of cell phone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cell phone" in Business English

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cell phonenoun [C]

uk   /ˈselfəʊn/  us   /-foʊn/ US (also cellular phone, also informal cell, also UK mobile phone)
COMMUNICATIONS a ​phone that is ​connected to a ​phonesystem by radio instead of by a ​wire, and which can therefore be used anywhere where its ​signals can be received: What's your cell ​phonenumber? You can ​reach me by ​email or cell ​phone.
(Definition of cell phone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cell phone”
in Arabic هاتِف خليوي…
in Korean 휴대 전화…
in Portuguese celular…
in Catalan (telèfon) mòbil…
in Japanese 携帯電話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移动电话,手机…
in Turkish cep telefonu…
in Russian мобильный телефон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動電話,手機,手提電話…
in Italian cellulare…
in Polish komórka, telefon komórkowy…
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