Definition of cellular phone in English:

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cellular phone

Pronunciation: /ˈˌselyələr ˈfōn/
(also cellular telephone)


chiefly North American
A telephone with access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over a wide area, without a physical connection to a network. also called mobile phone.
Example sentences
  • The broadbanders are also more likely to have mobile Net access and cellular phones, says SRI.
  • Wireless technologies such as pagers and cellular phones can send and receive e-mail today and are gaining momentum with users worldwide.
  • It combines the benefits of cordless and cellular phones.

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Syllabification: cel·lu·lar phone

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