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Topic: COMPUTERS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin portabilis, from Latin portare 'to carry'

portable

1 adjective
     
por‧ta‧ble1
1 able to be carried or moved easily:
a portable radio
2TD a portable computer program can be used on different computer systems
3

portable benefits

American English health insurance, pension plans etc that workers can keep when they move from one job to another
portability noun [uncountable]
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