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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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portablepor‧ta‧ble1 /ˈpɔːtəbəl $ ˈpɔːr-/ ●●○ adjective  1 CARRYable to be carried or moved easily a portable radio2 a portable computer program can be used on different computer systems3 portable benefitsportability /ˌpɔːtəˈbɪləti $ ˌpɔːr-/ noun [uncountable]
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portableOf course, for the homeless, they are portable.There's a portable CD player in the kitchen.District maintenance workers yanked out the seats and replaced them with portable chairs.One version of the Am586 chip will incorporate special features for portable computers.Software reliability guru C. K. Cho admonished the industrialist not to think of software as a product but as a portable factory.Install a shower seat or use a portable one.a portable phoneFrom the kitchen Jenny's portable radio began to play a selection of brass-band music.portable toiletsGreenaway still writes his novels on an old portable typewriter.There is even a portable unit for home use by people who are too busy to come to the Centre.However, portable water filters provide another simple alternative.
portableportable2 noun [countable]  a piece of electronic equipment that can be easily carried or moved Get a portable, not a big TV.
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portableYou don't need a big TV, why don't you just get a portable?He has six office typewriters and eight portables.There will also probably be a strong emphasis on chips for portables with battery life being the driving factor in microprocessor design.But for pure vanity, the D-777 is the sleekest, kind-of-now portable on the market.As if to bear this out, there's been a flood of portables announced recently.The D-777 is so slim, says Sony, that a digital readout could not be built in as on other portables.
From Longman Business Dictionaryportablepor‧ta‧ble1 /ˈpɔːtəbəlˈpɔːr-/ adjective1able to be carried or moved easilya portable gas stove2COMPUTING portable software can be run on another computer system without changing it in any wayThe applications will be portable across different graphical user interfaces.portability noun [uncountable]portableportable2 noun [countable]COMPUTING a computer that is light enough to be carried aroundHe set his portable to automatically check his electronic mail boxes.
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