Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A portable computer small enough to use on one's lap.

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  • n. A laptop computer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a portable computer small enough to use in your lap

Etymologies

lap +‎ top. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I can see my laptop in network places under workgroup (on my desktop computer) but cant access it. i get this message \\laptop is not accessible you might not have permission to use this network resource.

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  • Note: The term laptop is used interchangeable with notebook/subnotebooks.

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  • Since you place the computer on top of your lap, the term laptop has been coined.

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  • I use the term laptop merely in the nostalgic sense.

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  • Netbook is the term laptop manufacturers use to describe low-cost and low-spec systems that are ideal for surfing the web on-the-go.

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  • Your laptop is a better competitor for delivering video to you in the home and on the go.

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  • Theo, I agree with you in regards to many “use a laptop as their primary computer”, BUT the reason people like the laptop is the portability of the basic things people use (email, web browsing, foto, video, etc on the go).

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  • Sitting on a train with a laptop is an invitation to thieves, but who would steal a pencil and scrap of paper?

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