|a.||1.||Consisting of, or containing, cells; of or pertaining to a cell or cells.|
|2.||porous; containing cavities.|
|3.||pertaining to or using a system of transmission of telephone signals by radio, in which areas are divided into geographical parts (cells), each of which is served by a transmitter whose range is limited to that region, thus permitting a single transmission frequency to be used simulataneously in different parts of the same area. Cellular telephones are typically small and battery powered, allowing a subscriber with such a telephone to carry the telephone in a pocket or purse, over the entire area served, and to be contacted by a single telephone number. The system became widespread and popular in the 1980's and 1990's; |
|Adj.||1.||cellular - relating to cells; "cellular walls"; "cellular physiology"|
|2.||cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); "the cellular construction of a beehive"; "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"; "a cellular phone uses a network of shortrange transmitters located in overlapping cells"|
|(language, cellular automaton)||Cellular - A system for cellular automaton programming by J Dana Eckart
Latest version: 2.0, as of 1993-04-03.
Posted to comp.sources.unix, volume 26.
See also Cellang.