Noun 1. a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver (synonym) cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell (hypernym) radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephone
Mobile phone Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone and a hand phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst 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.