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Meaning of “mobile phone” in the English Dictionary

"mobile phone" in British English

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mobile phonenoun [C]

uk   us   mainly UK (US usually cell phone)
A1 a ​phone that is ​connected to the ​phonesystem by ​radioinstead of by a ​wire, and can be used ​anywhereitssignals can be ​received

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(Definition of mobile phone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mobile phone" in Business English

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mobile phonenoun [C]

uk   us  
IT, COMMUNICATIONS a ​phone which is ​connected to the ​phonesystem by radio instead of by a ​wire, and can be used anywhere that ​signals can be received: on/from a mobile phone Everyone was filming the ​event on their ​mobilephones. The ​companysellsringtones, games and ​screensavers to mobilephoneusers.mobile phone operator/company/network The country's largest ​mobilephoneoperator announced a new ​high-speednetwork.mobile phone application/software/technology The next ​generation of ​mobilephonetechnologybroughtadvances in ​videomessaging. mobilephonemarket/​industry/​business mobilephonebill/​charges/​contract
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(Definition of mobile phone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mobile phone”
in Arabic هاتِف مَحمول, نَقّال…
in Korean 핸드폰…
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 (telefono) cellulare…
in Polish telefon komórkowy…
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