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cell phone

noun [C] uk   us   mainly US (also cellular phone, UK usually mobile phone)
A1 a phone that is connected to the phone system by radio instead of by a wire, and can be used anywhere where its signals can be received
Translations of “cell phone”
in Korean 휴대 전화…
in Arabic هاتِف خليوي…
in Portuguese celular…
in Catalan (telèfon) mòbil…
in Japanese 携帯電話…
in Italian cellulare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動電話,手機,手提電話…
in Russian мобильный телефон…
in Turkish cep telefonu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移动电话,手机…
in Polish komórka, telefon komórkowy…
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