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English definition of “portable”

portable

adjective
 
 
/ˈpɔːtəbl/
light and small enough to be easily carried or moved: The laptop's ultra compact design makes it extremely portable and practical.
FINANCE used to describe a pension that you can move to another company, or a loan that you can use for a different purpose: It is one of the few countries to offer portable pensions, carried by employees from job to job. Our portable loans allow you to keep your mortgage with us even if you move house.
IT, COMMUNICATIONS used to describe software, a phone number, etc. that can be moved to another system without it being changed: You can run these portable applications from removable drives such as flash drives, without having to install them.
(Definition of portable adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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