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1Containing or made up of minute cells.
- ‘Later we added microcellular rubber for the heel and cut wedges at its upper end to make a universal joint.’
- ‘Vibracoustic North America, a division of Freudenberg-NOK, uses microcellular urethane, a more pliable form of rubber, to reduce noise, vibration and harshness in the 2002 Lincoln Blackwood.’
- ‘Manufacturers experiencing molding problems may benefit from the MuCell process, which is used to produce microcellular foamed plastics.’
- 1.1 (of a mobile telephone system) having small cells, typically with a radius of less than half a mile.
- ‘Not only does adoption of this system provide benefits in these two important areas, but it can also offer advantages through low-cost basestation deployment in microcellular systems, as well as reducing human health problems.’
- ‘And we have microcellular approaches where we can build a cell that might serve a half-mile radius.’
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