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portable

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adjective por·ta·ble \ˈpȯr-tə-bəl\

Definition of portable

  1. 1 a :  capable of being carried or moved about <a portable TV> b :  characterized by portability <a portable pension> c :  usable on many computers with little or no modification <portable software>

  2. 2 archaic :  bearable

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Examples of portable in a sentence

  1. Portable devices such as MP3 players are becoming increasingly popular.

Origin and Etymology of portable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin portabilis, from Latin portare to carry — more at fare


First Known Use: 15th century


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portable

noun por·ta·ble

Definition of portable

  1. :  something that is portable

1883

First Known Use of portable

1883


PORTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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portable

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adjective por·ta·ble \ˈpȯr-tə-bəl\

Definition of portable for English Language Learners

  • : easy to carry or move around


PORTABLE Defined for Kids

portable

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adjective por·ta·ble \ˈpȯr-tə-bəl\

Definition of portable for Students

  1. :  easy or possible to carry or move about <a portable television>



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