portable

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French portable.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɔː(ɹ)təbəl/, /ˈpɔː(ɹ)təbl̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɔɹtəbəl/, /ˈpɔɹtəbl̩/, [ˈpʰɔɹɾɪ̈bl̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)təbəl
  • Hyphenation: por‧ta‧ble

Adjective[edit]

portable (comparative more portable, superlative most portable)

  1. Able to be carried or easily moved.
  2. (computing) Of software, able to be run on multiple hardware or operating systems.

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Noun[edit]

portable (plural portables)

  1. A portable building used for temporary purposes, particularly:
    1. Clipping of portable toilet.
    2. A trailer or other portable structure used for classes at a school.
  2. (computing) Clipping of portable computer.
    • 1985, New Accountant (volumes 1-3, page lxvii)
      A few portables, particularly the small laphelds, go one step further and come with software built into the computer.
  3. (video games) A hand-held video gaming device.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin portabilis, from portare or porter + -able.

Adjective[edit]

portable (plural portables)

  1. portable

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Noun[edit]

La fonction principale des portables (1) est de téléphoner.
Travail sur un portable. (2)

portable m (plural portables)

  1. a cell phone
  2. a laptop

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Adjective[edit]

portable (plural portables)

  1. portable