Definition of “cell” - English Dictionary

“cell” in English

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cellnoun [ C ]

uk /sel/ us /sel/

cell noun [ C ] (ROOM)

B2 a small room with not much furniture, especially in a prison or a monastery or convent


cell noun [ C ] (POLITICAL GROUP)

a small group that is part of a political movement, especially one that is secret or plans violent action:

a terrorist cell

(Definition of “cell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cell” in American English

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cell noun [ C ] (ORGANISM)

biology us /sel/ the smallest basic unit of a plant or animal

cell noun [ C ] (ROOM)

us /sel/ a small room, 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 /sel/ us 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)