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laptop

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adjective lap·top \ˈlap-ˌtäp\

Definition of laptop

  1. :  of a size and design that makes operation and use on one's lap convenient — compare desktop




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laptop

noun lap·top

Simple Definition of laptop

  • : a small computer that is designed to be easily carried

Full Definition of laptop

  1. :  a portable microcomputer having its main components (as processor, keyboard, and display screen) integrated into a single unit capable of battery-powered operation

Examples of laptop

  1. He uses a laptop for business when he travels.



1984

First Known Use of laptop

1984


LAPTOP Defined for Kids

laptop

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noun lap·top \ˈlap-ˌtäp\

Definition of laptop

  1. :  a small portable computer that can run on battery power and has the main parts (as keyboard and display screen) combined into a single unit





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