from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being portable; fitness to be carried; portableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being portable; fitness to be carried.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the quality of being portable
  • noun computing the ability of a program (or software system) to execute properly on multiple hardware platforms
  • noun the ability of an employee to move between different social security schemes without losing their contributions

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

  • noun the quality of being light enough to be carried


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