from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A simple cell consisting of a nucleus and protoplasm within a membrane
  • n. A small, local cell in a mobile phone network


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The providers solution is to offer a femtocell (sometimes called a microcell) - a little short range radio that takes to the cellphone, but links to the carrier through your broadband service.


  • The microcell, which is actually a femtocell device, acts as a 3G signal extender and allows you to receive a cellular signal on your phone in small areas-such as your home or office-where you might not normally get signal.

    Ars Technica

  • The classic solution is a microcell, which is a cellular base station designed for indoor deployment and owned and operated by a cellular carrier.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • Utilizing a broadband connection the "microcell" will reportedly make your AT

    The Full Feed from

  • It really is suited for a "microcell" architechture more than just "2 big towers".

    DSLreports - front page

  • "microcell," designed to cover a subscriber's home and use their home broadband connection to link to the wired network, Donovan said in a brief interview following the speech.

    InfoWorld RSS Feed

  • T) plans to soon introduce its 3G "microcell" for consumers.


  • A firm sponge with very small air bubbles (microcell rubber) works well, but is expensive.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

  • Or buy ‘microcell’ rubber, which is soft but firm.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

  • Good cushions can be made of ‘microcell’ rubber, which is fairly firm.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.