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mobile phone

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  1. any wireless telephone that operates over a relatively large area, as a cell phone or PCS phone.
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Origin of mobile phone

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called mobile telephone.
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mobile phone

  1. a portable telephone that works by means of a cellular radio system
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