smartphone

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noun smart·phone \ˈsmärt-ˌfōn\

Definition of smartphone

  1. :  a cell phone that includes additional software functions (such as e-mail or an Internet browser)

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1996

First Known Use of smartphone

1996


SMARTPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

smartphone

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noun

Definition of smartphone for English Language Learners

  • : a mobile telephone that can be used to send and receive e-mail, connect to the Internet, take photographs, etc.


SMARTPHONE Defined for Kids

smartphone

noun smart·phone \ˈsmärt-ˌfōn\

Definition of smartphone for Students

  1. :  a cell phone that includes additional functions (as e-mail or an Internet browser)


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