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Meaning of portable

port•a•ble

Pronunciation: (pôr'tu-bul, pōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of being transported or conveyed: a portable stage.
  2. easily carried or conveyed by hand: a portable typewriter.
  3. (of data sets, software, etc.) capable of being used on different computer systems.
  4. endurable.
—n.
  1. something that is portable, esp. as distinguished from a nonportable counterpart: Of their three television sets, one is a portable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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