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"mobile" in British English

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mobileadjective

uk   /ˈməʊ.baɪl/ us   /ˈmoʊ.bəl/

mobilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈməʊ.baɪl/ us   /ˈmoʊ.bəl/
(Definition of mobile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mobile" in American English

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mobileadjective

us   /ˈmoʊ·bəl/
able to move easily or be easily moved: The Marines are a highly mobile force and can get anywhere fast.

mobilenoun [C]

us   /ˈmoʊ·bil/
a decoration or work of art that has parts that move in the air, often because each one is hung by a thread: We hung a mobile over the baby’s crib, and she loves to look at it when it moves.
(Definition of mobile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mobile" in Business English

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mobileadjective

uk   /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.

mobilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈməʊbaɪl/ us   /ˈməʊbəl/ UK US usually cell phone, cell IT, COMMUNICATIONS
a mobile phone: He left his mobile on the train. Let me give you my mobile number.on/from a mobile I think she was calling from her mobile.mobile handset/network/unit The mobile handset will be the first to use the new operating system.mobile charges/sales Your mobile charges will be higher if you call from abroad.mobile company/maker/operator Mobile operators are fighting to be the leader of the handheld computing revolution.
(Definition of mobile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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