handheld Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “handheld” in the English Dictionary

"handheld" in British English

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handheldadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌhændˈheld/
B1 A handheld ​object has been ​designed so that it can be ​held and used ​easily with one or two ​hands: a handheld ​device

handheldnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhændˌheld/
a PDA
(Definition of handheld from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"handheld" in American English

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handheldadjective

(also hand-held)  us   /ˈhændˈheld/
small enough to ​hold in ​yourhand: a handheld ​computer
(Definition of handheld from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"handheld" in Business English

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handheldadjective

(also hand-held) uk   us   /ˈhændheld/ IT
small enough to be ​held in your ​hand: a handheld ​computer/​device/​phone

handheldnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhændheld/ IT
a ​piece of ​electronicequipment that is ​small enough to be used while ​holding it in your ​hand: With the ​rightcombination of ​accessories and ​software, a ​handheld can ​let road warriors ​leave their ​laptops behind.
(Definition of handheld from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “handheld”
in Arabic مَحمول…
in Korean 휴대 가능한…
in Portuguese portátil…
in Catalan de mà, portàtil…
in Japanese 手に持って操作する, ハンドヘルドの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 个人数字助理,掌上电脑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 個人數位助理,掌上型電腦…
in Italian portatile…
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