Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
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

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More