Definitions for mobile phone

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mo′bile phone′(n.)

  1. any wireless telephone that operates over a relatively large area, as a cellular phone or PCS phone.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mobile phone(noun)ʊˈbil, ˈmoʊ bil

    cell phone


  1. mobile phone(Noun)

    A portable telephone that connects with the telephone network over radio wave transmission.


  1. Mobile phone

    A mobile phone is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station. In addition to telephony, modern mobile phones also support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, short-range wireless communications, business applications, gaming and photography. Mobile phones that offer these and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones. The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing around 2.2 pounds. In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be commercially available. From 1990 to 2011, worldwide mobile phone subscriptions grew from 12.4 million to over 6 billion, penetrating about 87% of the global population and reaching the bottom of the economic pyramid.


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