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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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