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laptop

adjective lap·top \ ˈlap-ˌtäp \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of laptop

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

Recent Examples of laptop from the Web

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First Known Use of laptop

1984


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laptop

noun

Definition of laptop

: 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

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

Recent Examples of laptop from the Web

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First Known Use of laptop

1984


LAPTOP Defined for English Language Learners

laptop

noun

Definition of laptop for English Language Learners

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


LAPTOP Defined for Kids

laptop

noun lap·top \ ˈlap-ˌtäp \

Definition of laptop for Students

: 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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