Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mobile”

See all translations

mobile

adjective
 
 
/ˈməʊbaɪl/ US   /ˈməʊbəl/
ECONOMICS able or free to change your situation, for example by doing different work, becoming part of a different social class, or moving to a different place: It is one of the least socially mobile countries in Europe. With traditional employment contracts, companies benefit from a cheaper, less mobile workforce.
able to move or be transported easily from one place to another, or be used for a different purpose: Our master network center is fully mobile in case of emergency. Forty years ago, manufacturing reigned supreme and capital wasn't mobile.
IT, COMMUNICATIONS related to a service available on a phone or computer used while travelling from place to place, without being connected by wires: Over half of the country's e-commerce is now conducted on mobile devices.mobile computing/network/telephony We are building the new system to address the increasing use of mobile computing devices.
→  See also upwardly mobile
(Definition of mobile adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mobile?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mobile” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More