Definition of mobile phone in English:

mobile phone

noun

  • A telephone with access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over a wide area, without a physical connection to a network.

    • ‘Network reception for mobile phones varies depending on the area in which you are using the phone.’
    • ‘As for tracking systems that use mobile phones, what happens after a phone is switched off?’
    • ‘Soon the mobile phone network was disabled to allow emergency services a clear line.’
    • ‘Parents can even sign up to see where their children are, or at least where they left their mobile phones.’
    • ‘Kids these days have shunned bikes and action men in favour of mobile phones and games consoles.’
    • ‘Demand for mobile phones is soaring as handset sales chalked up yet another record.’
    • ‘There is, of course, a more mundane view of the mobile phone as a fashion accessory.’
    • ‘More than half of Brits now own a mobile phone, with one handset sold every two seconds.’
    • ‘The electricity had gone off, as had the phones and mobile phones did not work.’
    • ‘Many learned they had been made redundant through text messages on mobile phones.’
    • ‘This algorithm is used to encrypt the messages from the mobile phone to the base station.’
    • ‘People scrambled to find working pay phones or reach friends or family on mobile phones.’
    • ‘She knew her husband was involved as soon as he did not answer his mobile phone.’
    • ‘The company said the next phase of viruses would hit mobile phones and wireless platforms.’
    • ‘It has come a long way from the days of being a family business selling mobile phones and air time.’
    • ‘He was then asked about his two mobile phones and the numbers of those phones.’
    • ‘The alert can also be forwarded as a text message to those with mobile phones.’
    • ‘People want to use their mobile phones but they don't want phone masts near their homes.’
    • ‘We used our mobile phones to send our mum a text message to find out the address.’
    • ‘The service will send texts to and from mobile phones and between fixed line phones.’
    telephone, mobile phone, mobile, cell phone, car phone, radiotelephone, cordless phone, videophone, extension

Pronunciation

mobile phone