Definition of Cell:

  1. Mobile communications: Single exchange or unit comprising a cellular system.

  2. The local area covered by one of the short-range transmitters in a cellular telephone system.

  3. A device containing electrodes immersed in an electrolyte, used for current-generation or electrolysis.

  4. Manufacturing: Grouping together of related operations according to the product flow. In a cell, machines are typically laid out in a tight U shaped sequence to permit single-piece flow without queuing or interruption. Also called cell layout, it contrasts with functional layout.

  5. A small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps.

  6. A small group forming a nucleus of political activity, typically a secret, subversive one.

  7. The smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, typically microscopic and consisting of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane. Microscopic organisms typically consist of a single cell, which is either eukaryotic or prokaryotic.

Synonyms of Cell

Dungeon, Oubliette, Lock-up, Prison, POW camp, Photronic cell, Adytum, Animal cell, Apartment, Ashram, Bastille, Bioplast, Black hole, Booth, Borstal, Borstal institution, Box, Bridewell, Brig, Bunch, Cabal, Cadre, Camarilla, Cavity, Cellular tissue, Cellule, Chamber, Charmed circle, Chromatoplasm, Circle, Clan, Clique, Cloister, Closed circle, Coenocyte, Compartment, Concentration camp, Condemned cell, Corpuscle, Coterie, Crew, Crib, Crowd, Crypt, Cubicle, Cytoplasm, Death cell, Death house, Death row, Den, Detention camp, Ectoplasm, Electron-image tube, Elite, Elite group, Enclosed space, Endoplasm, Energid, Eucaryotic cell, Federal prison, Forced-labor camp, Gaol, Gas phototube, Germ cell, Group, Guardhouse, Hermitage, Hideaway, Hideout, Hiding place, Hold, Hole, Hollow, Holy of holies, House of correction, House of detention, Industrial school, Ingroup, Inner circle, Internment camp, Ivory tower, Jail, Jailhouse, Junta, Junto, Keep, Labor camp, Lair, Lockup, Manger, Maximum-security prison, Mew, Minimum-security prison, Mob, Multiplier phototube, Oubliette, Outfit, Pen, Penal colony, Penal institution, Penal settlement, Penitentiary, Pew, Photoconductor cell, Photomultiplier tube, Phototube, Photovoltaic cell, Plant cell, Plasmodium, Prison, Prison camp, Prisonhouse, Privacy, Procaryotic cell, Protoplasm, Recess, Reform school, Reformatory, Reticulum, Retreat, Ring, Room, Sanctum, Sanctum sanctorum, Secret place, Set, Soft phototube, Somatic cell, Sponging house, Stall, State prison, Stockade, Syncytium, The hole, Tollbooth, Training school, Trophoplasm, Vacuum phototube, Vault, We-group, Cell, Accumulator, Power unit, Caucus, Unit, Faction, Arm, Section, Nucleus, Clique, Coterie, Group, Party, Clan, Wing

How to use Cell in a sentence?

  1. The weapons may be used to arm terrorist cells.
  2. This is said to be important when welding heat-sensitive parts such as miniature battery cells or sensitive electronic devices.
  3. The authorities locked all remaining inmates in their cells.
  4. When this occurs, the cytoplasm from the two cells fuses, but the nuclei remain separate and distinct.
  5. The service operates in local areas known as cells.

Meaning of Cell & Cell Definition