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cell phone

or cell·phone (sĕl′fōn′)
n.
A portable telephone that sends and receives radio signals through a network of short-range transmitters located in overlapping cells throughout a region, with a central station making connections to regular telephone lines. Also called cellular telephone, mobile phone.

cellphone

(ˈsɛlˌfəʊn) or

cell phone

n
(Telecommunications) a portable telephone operated by cellular radio. In full: cellular phone or cellular telephone
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cellphone - a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receivercellphone - a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
radiophone, radiotelephone, wireless telephone - a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
Translations

cellphone

n (esp US) → Handy nt, → Mobiltelefon nt

cellphone

[ˈsɛlˌfəʊn] ncellulare m

cell

(sel) noun
1. a small room (especially in a prison or monastery).
2. a very small piece of the substance of which all living things are made; the smallest unit of living matter. The human body is made up of cells.
3. (the part containing the electrodes in) an electrical battery.
4. one of many small compartments making up a structure. the cells of a honeycomb.
cellular (ˈseljulə) adjective
1. consisting of cells. cellular tissue.
2. containing tiny hollow spaces. Foam rubber is a cellular substance.
cellphone noun
see cellular phone.
References in periodicals archive ?
Employees started suffering from all kinds of psychological syndromes, from nomophobia (fear of being without a phone) to phantom vibration syndrome (where you think you feel your phone vibrating even though your phone isn't there) to screen insomnia to smartphone addiction.
Social norms will develop over time and it will be interesting to see if the fear of being without one's phone - nomophobia - starts to become more widely recognised.
Short for "no-mobile-phone phobia," nomophobia this is exactly what it sounds like: the fear of being without your cellphone.
If you are obsessively checking your phone and you feel anxious when you are not on the network, you could be suffering from nomophobia.
This, say the researchers in their paper published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, leads to nomophobia and a tendency to keep your phone close at all times.
Nomophobia is type of psychological syndrome, which indicated that a person is afraid of being out of mobile or cell phone contact.
Sabe-se que a dependencia excessiva de uso da TI pode levar os usuarios a apresentar nomophobia (no mobile phobia).
They include somniphobia - a fear of falling asleep, hylophobia - a fear of trees, omphalophobia - a fear of the navel, nomophobia - a fear of being without mobile phone coverage and ombrophobia - a fear of rain.
This disorder, nomophobia is an acronym for "no mobile phone phobia.
The official definition is as follows: Nomophobia - noun - an irrational fear of being unable to use your mobile phone, being out of phone signal range, or having lost your phone because you left it in a shopping trolley at ASDA.
2014) went on to give this specific anxiety a name: nomophobia.
In fact, some of us love them so much that there's even a name for the fear of being without your mobile phone: Nomophobia.