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smartphone Line breaks: smart|phone
Pronunciation: /ˈsmɑːtfəʊn/

Definition of smartphone in English:


A mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded apps.
Example sentences
  • Despite this scepticism about mobile apps there's better news for makers of smartphones and PDAs from the survey.
  • The new strategy reverses their plans, announced in July, to launch a smartphone.
  • Buy PDAs, smartphones and accessories from our mobile store


1980s (first referring to a telephone enhanced with computer technology): from smart and phone1.

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