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English definition of “mobile”

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)
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