Meaning of “handheld” in the English Dictionary

"handheld" in American English

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handheldadjective

also hand-held us /ˈhændˈheld/

small enough to hold in your hand:

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 /ˈhændheld/ us IT

small enough to be held in your hand:

a handheld computer/device/phone

handheldnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhændheld/ us IT

a piece of electronic equipment that is small enough to be used while holding it in your hand:

With the right combination of accessories and software, a hand held can let road warriors leave their laptops behind.

(Definition of “handheld” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)