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Cel vs. Cell

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Celnoun

A piece of celluloid on which has been drawn a frame of an animated film.

Cellnoun

A single-room dwelling for a hermit.

Cel

A cel, short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animation. Actual celluloid (consisting of cellulose nitrate and camphor) was used during the first half of the 20th century, but since it was flammable and dimensionally unstable it was largely replaced by cellulose acetate.

Cellnoun

A small monastery or nunnery dependent on a larger religious establishment.

Cellnoun

A small room in a monastery or nunnery accommodating one person.

‘Gregor Mendel must have spent a good amount of time outside of his cell.’;

Cellnoun

Each of the small hexagonal compartments in a honeycomb.

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Cellnoun

Any of various chambers in a tissue or organism having specific functions.

Cellnoun

(obsolete) Specifically, any of the supposed compartments of the brain, formerly thought to be the source of specific mental capacities, knowledge, or memories.

Cellnoun

A section or compartment of a larger structure.

Cellnoun

Any small dwelling; a remote nook, a den.

Cellnoun

A room in a prison or jail for one or more inmates.

‘The combatants spent the night in separate cells.’;

Cellnoun

A device which stores electrical power; used either singly or together in batteries; the basic unit of a battery.

‘This MP3 player runs on 2 AAA cells.’;

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Cellnoun

(biology) The basic unit of a living organism, consisting of a quantity of protoplasm surrounded by a cell membrane, which is able to synthesize proteins and replicate itself.

Cellnoun

(meteorology) A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.

‘There is a powerful storm cell headed our way.’;

Cellnoun

(computing) The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior.

‘The upper right cell always starts with the color green.’;

Cellnoun

(card games) In FreeCell-type games, a space where one card can be placed.

Cellnoun

A small group of people forming part of a larger organization, often an outlawed one.

‘Those three fellows are the local cell of that organization.’;

Cellnoun

(communication) A short, fixed-length packet as in asynchronous transfer mode.

‘Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.’;

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Cellnoun

(communication) A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.

‘I get good reception in my home because it is near a cell tower.’;

Cellnoun

(geometry) A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.

Cellnoun

(statistics) The unit in a statistical array (a spreadsheet, for example) where a row and a column intersect.

Cellnoun

(architecture) The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.

Cellnoun

(architecture) A cella.

Cellnoun

(entomology) An area of an insect wing bounded by veins

Cellnoun

A cellular phone.

Cellverb

(transitive) To place or enclose in a cell.

Cellnoun

A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.

‘The heroic confessor in his cell.’;

Cellnoun

A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.

Cellnoun

Any small cavity, or hollow place.

Cellnoun

The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.

Cellnoun

A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.

Cellnoun

One of the minute elementary structures, of which the greater part of the various tissues and organs of animals and plants are composed.

Cellverb

To place or inclose in a cell.

Cellnoun

any small compartment;

‘the cells of a honeycomb’;

Cellnoun

(biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

Cellnoun

a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction

Cellnoun

a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

Cellnoun

a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

Cellnoun

small room is which a monk or nun lives

Cellnoun

a room where a prisoner is kept

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