Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

A cell may refer to any of the following:

1. A cell is the intersection between a row and a column on a spreadsheet that starts with cell A1. In the following example, a highlighted cell is shown in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. D8 (column D, row 8) is the highlighted cell. Any modifications made while this cell is highlighted will be limited to this item in the spreadsheet.


Here, D8 is the active cell. In the formula bar, you can see that the cell content is =SUM(D2:D5). This formula evaluates to the result of $162.00 by calculating the sum of the values stored in cells D2 through D5.

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.

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.

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