mobile phone

noun

Definition of mobile phone

Examples of mobile phone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On July 30, tracking data showed the mobile phone traveled to the Omani port city of Sohar, where the signal stopped. Jon Gambrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran abducted California man while in Dubai, family says," 4 Aug. 2020 On July 30, tracking data showed the mobile phone traveled to the Omani port city of Sohar, where the signal stopped. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, "Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai," 4 Aug. 2020 The county has already dedicated $1.4 million to handle those more severe cases by funding a call center and developing a mobile phone application to help inspections, among other efforts. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "County approves plan to enforce COVID-19 health orders," 4 Aug. 2020 Authorities in the region have unveiled a mobile phone app that claims to help predict lightning strikes, but many farmers and those out on the fields do not own smartphones, according to AFP. Fox News, "Lightning strikes in India kill 147 over 10 days, hundreds have died since May," 8 July 2020 This could be the case in many emerging and developing countries where fewer women than men own a mobile phone. CNN, "Low internet access is driving inequality," 5 July 2020 Limiting mobile phone use is one of the easiest ways to become a more focused driver and that keeps everyone safer on the road. oregonlive, "What you’ll need to take a safe, relaxing road trip: Hand sanitizer to coolers," 12 July 2020 The impact of mobile phone penetration across the continent over the past two decades has translated to rapid development in communications and development, and boosting local businesses. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "African mobile users pay nearly three times the global average for voice calls and internet," 10 July 2020 In May, Apple and Google launched an addition to their respective mobile phone operating systems that would help track incidental exposures to COVID-19. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Apple and Google’s coronavirus contact tracing system gains more participants across the globe," 8 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mobile phone.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of mobile phone

1975, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mobile phone

Time Traveler for mobile phone

Time Traveler

The first known use of mobile phone was in 1975

See more words from the same year

Statistics for mobile phone

Last Updated

10 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mobile phone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mobile%20phone. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on mobile phone

Nglish: Translation of mobile phone for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of mobile phone for Arabic Speakers

Comments on mobile phone

What made you want to look up mobile phone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!