Meaning of portative


Pronunciation: (pôr'tu-tiv, pōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of being carried; portable.
  2. having or pertaining to the power or function of carrying.
  1. Also calleda small portable pipe organ used esp. during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
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