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.
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.