1. A cell is the intersection between a row and a column on a spreadsheet that starts with cell A1. Below is an illustrated example of a highlighted cell in Microsoft Excel; the cell address, cell name, or cell pointer "D8" (column D, row 8) is the selected cell and the location of what is being modified.


Each cell in a spreadsheet can contain any value that can be called using a relative cell reference or called upon using a formula. See our spreadsheet definition for further information on using spreadsheets.

How many cells are in a spreadsheet?

With Microsoft Excel 2010, 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns are support, which means there can be 17,179,869,184 cells. Each cell supports up to a maximum of 32,767 characters.

2. Like a spreadsheet cell, a cell is section within an HTML table that is created using the HTML <td> tag.

3. Cell is another name for a cell phone.

4. A cell refers to a unit of data that is transferred over an ATM network.

5. Cell is the geographical area that a cell tower covers, for cell phone reception. It is often measured in square miles and may overlap with another cell tower's cell.

Also see: Cel, Range, Relative cell reference, Row, Spreadsheet