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Meaning of “mobility” in the English Dictionary

"mobility" in British English

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mobilitynoun [U]

uk   /məʊˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /moʊˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
  • mobility noun [U] (ABILITY TO MOVE)

the ​ability to ​movefreely or be ​easilymoved: Some ​neckinjuriescausetotalloss of mobility below the ​point of ​injury. I ​prefer the mobility of a hand-held ​camera.
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  • mobility noun [U] (OF SERVICES)

the ​ability to have ​particularservicesavailable on a ​mobilephone, ​smallcomputer, etc.: Consumers are ​demanding mobility, so that they can have ​access to ​informationwherever they go.
(Definition of mobility from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mobility" in American English

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mobilitynoun [U]

 us   /moʊˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​ability to move ​easily: Because of ​severearthritis, her mobility was ​limited.
(Definition of mobility from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mobility" in Business English

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mobilitynoun [U]

uk   us   /məˈbɪlɪti/
ECONOMICS the fact that it is ​easy for someone to ​change their ​situation, for ​example by doing different ​work, becoming ​part of a different ​socialclass, or ​moving to a different ​place: Some ​employmentsystemsrequire more ​flexibility and mobility than others.class/social/economic mobility The ​governmentthinkshighereducationmeans more ​social mobility.upward/downward mobility Widespread ​upward mobility has ​meant that ​mobilephones and ​automobiles are considered ​normalpurchases.
the fact that it is ​easy to ​move or ​transport something from one ​place to another, or to use it for a different ​purpose: I prefer the mobility of a ​handheld camera. In a ​world of capital mobility, ​bilateraltradefigures don't really tell you very much.
IT, COMMUNICATIONS, E-COMMERCE the ​ability to have particular ​servicesavailable on a ​phone or a ​computer used while ​travelling from ​place to ​place, without being ​connected by ​wires: Consumers are ​demanding mobility, so that they can have ​access to ​information wherever they are.
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(Definition of mobility from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mobility”
in Arabic تَنقُّل…
in Korean 유동성…
in Portuguese mobilidade…
in Catalan mobilitat…
in Japanese 動けること…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活动性…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活動性,流動性…
in Italian mobilità…
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