por·​ta·​bil·​i·​ty ˌpȯr-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce portability (audio)
plural portabilities
: the quality or state of being portable
: the transferability of a worker's benefits from one pension fund to another when the worker changes jobs

Examples of portability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its portability is complemented by a robust 2,000mAh battery life, allowing for prolonged use without constant recharging. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 8 May 2024 Consider your daily travel needs and select a mug that balances capacity with portability. Bethany Braun-Silva, ABC News, 8 May 2024 What stands out to us the most is the portability of this manual breast pump. Ashley Ziegler, Parents, 8 May 2024 Again, be sure that portability is essential to you. Matthew Buzzi, PCMAG, 5 May 2024 Traveling and Storage: On-the-go families may appreciate plates and bowls with lids for better portability. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 26 Apr. 2024 It’s professionally installed and certainly not sized for portability. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 19 Apr. 2024 While shoppers should consider a variety of factors when purchasing an outdoor TV like portability and anti-glare options, the IP rating is a helpful way to ensure that products are prepared for the great outdoors. Mason Leib, ABC News, 16 Apr. 2024 Our tester was thrilled with its portability and simple one-button operation—and the stainless steel blades are water-safe to protect against rust and corrosion. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 8 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of portability was in 1667

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“Portability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portability. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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