Meaning of “laptop” in the English Dictionary

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"laptop" in British English

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laptopnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlæp.tɒp/ us /ˈlæp.tɑːp/ also laptop computer

A2 a computer that is small enough to be carried around easily and is flat when closed

Examples

  • My laptop has a built-in microphone.
  • The computer screen on this laptop is 66 characters wide.
  • I always take my laptop when I travel.
  • He bought a new laptop.
  • What kind of laptop do I need?

Examples from literature

  • He took his laptop with him, so he could work at the hotel. 
  • How many of your friends have a cell phone or a laptop? 

(Definition of “laptop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"laptop" in Business English

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laptopnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlæptɒp/ us also laptop computer

IT a computer that is small enough to be carried around easily and is designed for use outside an office:

I took my laptop with me so I could look at the spreadsheets on the train.

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