Adjective "cell" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small room in which a prisoner is locked up or in which a monk or nun sleeps.
  1. 'Since 1980, nearly 300 indigenous people have died in custody in prison cells or police lockups.'
  2. 'Former inmates lead you through prison cells and tell you powerful stories about the routines and punishments they endured during their captivity.'
  3. 'He was one of 10 convicted prisoners who escaped from the prison on June 8 after holding up prison warders at gunpoint and locking them in a cell.'
  4. 'He was said to have been playing cards with a prison officer outside his cell when the prisoner came up and punched him.'
  5. 'Copying the works of others protects the solitude of the monastic cell from more intrusive forms of ministry.'
  6. 'So what that means is that he's locked up at night in a prison cell on his own, so that's solitary confinement.'
  7. 'The security and observation regime is quite different, prisoners often sharing cells in conditions of close confinement.'
  8. 'As a result the Governor ordered a search of the prisoners and their cells to be carried out on Monday.'
  9. 'He was a man who delighted in escaping from the business of life into his scriptoriolum - a small library attached to his monastic cell.'
  10. 'Rehabilitation had been neglected, Owers reported, with inmates locked in cells for 23 hours a day.'
  11. 'Avebury subsequently attracted a monastic cell, and suffered attempts to destroy its standing stones.'
The smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, which is typically microscopic and consists of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane.
  1. 'The neoplastic epithelial cells were cuboidal and had round or oval nuclei and inconspicuous nucleoli.'
  2. 'The scientists then used test-tube experiments to show the virus could infect T cells under laboratory conditions.'
  3. 'The plaque deposits did not form cell casts or polyhedra and did not penetrate into the cell cavities, but were an external deposit only.'
  4. 'The interior of a cell contains structures called organelles that can be compared to the organs in a body.'
  5. 'She then deposits a little into a honeycomb cell, built and tilted upright, so that it won't spill.'
A small group forming a nucleus of political activity, typically a secret, subversive one.
  1. 'Every agent infiltrating a drug cartel is an agent who could be infiltrating a terrorist cell.'
  2. 'They operate through autonomous cells, strict secrecy, and a refusal to engage the enemy's strength.'
  3. 'That makes it easy for a small and secretive terrorist cell to go undetected.'
  4. 'The Red Brigade is the terrorist cell, and mostly serves as the ‘bad guy’ of the film.'
  5. 'It is an open secret now that the ISI has a political cell.'
  6. 'Four bombers blew themselves up but police are investigating whether another member of the terrorist cell is alive and on the run.'
  7. 'They concluded that terrorist cells could send members on flights without any intention of hijacking the plane just to see whether or not members would be flagged.'
  8. 'We should do everything we can to disrupt and destroy any cells, any activity that would do us harm in this country.'
  9. 'Those tracking terrorist cells say the trend toward soft targets, like schools, is undeniable and probably unstoppable.'
  10. 'He has been linked to a terrorist cell in Hamburg and a flight training school in Florida.'
A device containing electrodes immersed in an electrolyte, used for generating current or for electrolysis.
  1. 'Now there is a potential difference between the two cells allowing current to flow.'
  2. 'An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.'
  3. 'This is said to be important when welding heat-sensitive parts such as miniature battery cells or sensitive electronic devices.'
  4. 'These charged particles continue through the cell to the collecting area where they are attracted to a series of grounded plates.'
  5. 'In our study, we focus on oscillations generated in a single cell.'
  6. 'The camera has a tiny light source, miniaturized transmitters, and power cells.'
  7. 'a button cell for a quartz watch'
  8. 'Solar collectors can preheat feedstock, and solar photovoltaic cells can produce the electricity for the pumps.'
  9. 'To achieve this, high efficiency heating would be used together with roof panels fitted with photo voltaic cells to provide electricity for the buildings.'
  10. 'As it happens, the periods of intense heat correspond to the periods of peak electricity production from photovoltaic cells.'
  11. 'Other design factors of the current cell contribute significantly to overall performance.'
  12. 'Chemical reactions inside the cell strip electrons from the hydrogen atoms to produce a voltage that can power a circuit.'
  13. 'He suggested that China and California work together on hydrogen automobile fuel and solar energy cells.'
  14. 'The cells will generate electricity with cloud cover, rain, and even during a snowstorm, though not as much as they will in bright sun.'
  15. 'Although Scotland has the brains to develop them, solar energy and hydrogen cells are all but ignored.'
  16. 'When light was shone on to the tiny cell, an electrical current was generated.'
  17. 'Konarka says it will enter the market with a photovoltaic cell in late 2004 that will generate solar power at about $2 per watt.'
The local area covered by one of the short-range transmitters in a cellular telephone system.
  1. 'The invention is directed to a method for cell selection in a cellular telecommunication system.'
  2. 'In cities, where mobile cells are quite small, this can locate the car to as close as 100 yards, but in rural areas the cell may be as big as six square miles.'
  3. 'And pagers tend not to jam up in emergencies the way overloaded mobile phone cells do.'
  4. 'The service operates in local areas known as cells.'
  5. 'The total area within these cells, determines the coverage of a network service provider.'
  6. 'However, this time they would be used to test the Gb stack by simulating calls via virtual mobiles, cells and base stations.'
  7. 'I end the conversation and closed my cell, throwing it onto the passenger seat beside me.'
  8. 'She was about ready to hit the ‘end’ button on the cell when she heard a clicking sound.'
  9. 'I picked up the cell and pressed the button, waiting for what would come next.'
  10. 'I turned my back on him and walked on, fingering the 911 buttons on my cell.'

More definitions

1. a small room, as in a convent or prison.

2. any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole.

3. a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization: a local cell of the Communist party.

4. Biology. a usually microscopic structure containing nuclear and cytoplasmic material enclosed by a semipermeable membrane and, in plants, a cell wall; the basic structural unit of all organisms.

5. Entomology. one of the areas into which the wing of an insect

More examples(as adjective)

"biologies can be cell."

"suspensions can be cell."

"membranes can be cell."

"markers can be cell."

"instruments can be cell."

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(cell)Old English, from Old French celle or Latin cella ‘storeroom or chamber’.