laptop

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adjective

lap·​top ˈlap-ˌtäp How to pronounce laptop (audio)
: of a size and design that makes operation and use on one's lap convenient compare desktop

laptop

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noun

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

Examples of laptop in a Sentence

Noun He uses a laptop for business when he travels.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
The removable padded laptop sleeve is just the icing on the cake. $128 at Béis Few travel bags are as innovative as this tiny-but-mighty crossbody option. Lauren Dana Ellman, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 June 2024 The padded laptop sleeve fits my 13-inch computer as well as my 11-inch iPad and even a paperback book. Kristi Kellogg, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024
Noun
The tote is the combination of stylish and functional thanks to its spacious design that can hold a laptop, books, and more. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 5 July 2024 People misplace their coffee cups, forget the names of their colleagues, stare blankly at laptops. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for laptop 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1984, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laptop was in 1984

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“Laptop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laptop. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

laptop

1 of 2 adjective
lap·​top -ˌtäp How to pronounce laptop (audio)
: of a size and design that makes use on one's lap convenient

laptop

2 of 2 noun
: a portable computer that is small enough to use on one's lap, has its main components (as keyboard and display screen) combined in one unit, and can run on battery power

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