Meaning of CELL in English

CELL

noun see: hell Date: 12th century a small religious house dependent on a monastery or convent, 2. a one-room dwelling occupied by a solitary person (as a hermit), a single room (as in a convent or prison) usually for one person, a small compartment, cavity, or bounded space: as, one of the compartments of a honeycomb, a membranous area bounded by veins in the wing of an insect, a small usually microscopic mass of protoplasm bounded externally by a semipermeable membrane, usually including one or more nuclei and various other organelles with their products, capable alone or interacting with other ~s of performing all the fundamental functions of life, and forming the smallest structural unit of living matter capable of functioning independently, 5. a. a receptacle containing electrodes and an electrolyte either for generating electricity by chemical action or for use in electrolysis, fuel ~ , a single unit in a device for converting radiant energy into electrical energy or for varying the intensity of an electrical current in accordance with radiation, a unit in a statistical array (as a spreadsheet) formed by the intersection of a column and a row, a basic and usually small unit of an organization or movement , a portion of the atmosphere that behaves as a unit , 9. any of the small sections of a geographic area of a ~ular telephone system, ~ phone

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