Definition of cell

  1. cell Noun A room in a monastery accommodating one person.
  2. cell Noun A room in a prison for containing inmates.
  3. cell Noun A component of an electrical battery.
  4. cell Noun A small group of people forming part of a larger organization.
  5. cell Noun A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.
  6. cell Noun The basic unit of a living organism, surrounded by a cell membrane.
  7. cell Noun A cavity in a structure such as a honeycomb or ovary.
  8. cell Noun The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior.
  9. cell Noun A short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode.
  10. cell Noun A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.
  11. cell Noun A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.
  12. cell Noun A cellular phone.
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