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    meaning of "cell" of "celluar phone

    What is the meaning of "cell" of "celluar phone"? Does it mean the smallest unit?
    What every cellphone is to so many cellphones is what a cell is to the body.
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    Re: meaning of "cell" of "celluar phone

    It actually refers to the way the telephone radio network is arranged. Instead of having a single very powerful transmitter to cover a large area, mobile phone companies split the area into small "cells"; each with its own transmitter. This means lower power settings, and allows the same frequencies to be re-used in different parts of the area.

    By the way, I'm not sure what you mean by this :"as every cellphone one of so many cellphones as a cell is for the body."
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: meaning of "cell" of "celluar phone

    "Cell" is just short for "cellular". It has nothing to do with cells in the body.

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    Re: meaning of "cell" of "celluar phone

    That's what I thought - sorry, I corrected the confusing part.
    That's why I thought it's a metaphor for cells in the body, which refers to smallest unit.

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