portable

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French portable, or from Latin portabilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɔː(ɹ)təbəl/, /ˈpɔː(ɹ)təbl̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɔɹtəbəl/, /ˈpɔɹtəbl̩/, [ˈpʰɔɹɾɪ̈bl̩]
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)təbəl
  • Hyphenation: por‧ta‧ble

AdjectiveEdit

portable (comparative more portable, superlative most portable)

  1. Able to be carried or easily moved.
  2. Able to be transferred from one organization to another.
    a portable pension plan
  3. (computing) Of software: able to be run on multiple hardware or operating systems.
    • 2012, Herbert Schildt, C++: A Beginner's Guide, Second Edition (page 6)
      How do Java and C# create cross-platform, portable programs, and why can't C++ do the same?
  4. (computing) Of a program: able to be copied directly from one machine to another without the use of an installer.

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NounEdit

portable (plural portables)

  1. A portable building used for temporary purposes, particularly:
    1. Clipping of portable toilet.
    2. A trailer or other movable structure used for classes at a school.
  2. (computing) Clipping of portable computer.
    • 1985, New Accountant (volumes 1-3, page lxvii)
      A few portables, particularly the small laphelds, go one step further and come with software built into the computer.
    • 1987, InfoWorld (volume 9, number 20, page 71)
      Compaq portables have grown lighter and more powerful since then. Their newest luggable, the Compaq Portable III, is six times more powerful and 10 pounds lighter than the original model.
  3. (video games) A hand-held video gaming device.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin portabilis.

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portable (masculine and feminine plural portables)

  1. portable
    Synonym: portàtil

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin portābilis; synchronically analysable as porter +‎ -able.

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  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

portable (plural portables)

  1. portable

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La fonction principale des portables (1) est de téléphoner.
 
Travail sur un portable. (2)

portable m (plural portables)

  1. a cell phone; Ellipsis of téléphone portable.
  2. a laptop; Ellipsis of ordinateur portable

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin portabilis.

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portable m (feminine singular portabla, masculine plural portables, feminine plural portablas)

  1. portable

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Further readingEdit

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 769.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin portabilis; equivalent to portar +‎ -able.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /poɾˈtable/, [poɾˈt̪a.β̞le]
  • Rhymes: -able

AdjectiveEdit

portable (plural portables)

  1. portable
    Synonym: portátil

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