Meaning of 'cell'

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Meaning of ‘cell’

7 definitions found.



the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms

Example: "Cells can divide and multiply."


a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

Synonyms: electric cell


a room where a prisoner is kept

Synonyms: jail cell prison cell


small room in which a monk or nun lives

Synonyms: cubicle


any small compartment

Example: "the cells of a honeycomb"


a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

Synonyms: cellular telephone cellular phone cellphone mobile phone


a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

Synonyms: cadre

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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