portable

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French portable, or from Latin portabilis.

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  • (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.
    • 1987, InfoWorld (volume 9, number 20, page 71)
      Compaq portables have grown lighter and more powerful since then. Their newest luggable, the Compaq Portable III, is six times more powerful and 10 pounds lighter than the original model.
  3. (video games) A hand-held video gaming device.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin portabilis.

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portable (masculine and feminine plural portables)

  1. portable
    Synonym: portàtil

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin portābilis; synchronically analysable as porter +‎ -able.

Adjective[edit]

portable (plural portables)

  1. portable

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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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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin portabilis.

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portable m (feminine singular portable, masculine plural portables, feminine plural portables)

  1. portable

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Further reading[edit]

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 769.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin portabilis; equivalent to portar +‎ -able.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /porˈtable/, [porˈt̪aβle]

Adjective[edit]

portable (plural portables)

  1. portable
    Synonym: portátil

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