cell

cell [ sel ] noun count ***
▸ 1 small part of body
▸ 2 small room
▸ 3 for making electricity
▸ 4 cellphone area
▸ 5 on computer screen
▸ 6 small group of people
▸ 7 cellphone
1. ) the smallest part of a living structure that can operate as an independent unit. The middle of a cell is called the nucleus:
nerve/blood/brain/cancer cells
2. ) a small room where a prisoner is kept:
a police/prison cell
a ) a small room where a MONK or a NUN sleeps in a religious community
b ) an individual unit inside a structure consisting of many similar units:
a cell in a honeycomb
3. ) SCIENCE a piece of equipment that uses chemicals, heat, or light to produce electricity
4. ) an area containing a radio station that passes on signals for CELLPHONES
5. ) a small square in a pattern of squares on a computer screen for writing numbers or words in
6. ) a small group of people who work together as members of a larger organization, often a political one
7. ) AMERICAN SPOKEN a CELLPHONE

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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