Definition of 'portable'
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The Switch consists of a portable gaming machine that slots into a home console in an attempt to provide the best of both worlds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their idea: a portable, inexpensive device that could scan text and convert it to braille in real time. Smithsonian Mag (2017)This portable machine can read cards and sort out the data they contain into the right fields. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This portable music system sounds great and looks tremendous. The Sun (2014)Know your luggage weight before you check in with this simple low cost portable digital luggage scale. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That may not always be the reality when the portable devices are used elsewhere. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)We had a huge heavy portable radio. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He now uses a portable home dialysis machine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One of them has a portable music player. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Portable devices could soon allow quick tests in hospitals and prisons. The Sun (2015)Should not a column about radio be as portable as the medium itself? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It turned out that a portable music player was far easier to use. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many tradesmen now have small portable mobile payment devices to accept cards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Keep a portable radio permanently in the shed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is an alarmingly low figure given that more and more people are listening to radio on portable digital devices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There's dust all over and a portable loo by their front door. The Sun (2010)He explained how his laptop and Xbox were essentially portable computers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In time, the crust became edible and pies shrunk to something more portable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Eco considerations aside, it might be easier to rent portable loos. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Just in terms of training grounds - we have two portable cabins in the corner. The Sun (2009)They range from large industrial machines to portable hand-held power drills. Technology Basic Facts (1990)We play on portable computers. The Sun (2012)This is a portable external computer hard drive that protects your data with a PIN. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Whether you're heading to a festival or the park, tune into your favourite sounds with these portable digital radios. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Other options can be more economical than central heating, or more convenient - particularly if you are looking for something portable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'portable'
British English: portable /ˈpɔːtəbl/ ADJECTIVE
A portable machine or device is designed to be easily carried or moved.
There was a little portable television.
- American English: portable
- Arabic: مَحْمُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: portátil
- Chinese: 轻便的
- Croatian: prenosiv
- Czech: přenosný
- Danish: bærbar
- Dutch: draagbaar
- European Spanish: portátil
- Finnish: kannettava
- French: portable facile à déplacer
- German: tragbar
- Greek: φορητός
- Italian: portatile
- Japanese: 持ち運びできる
- Korean: 휴대형의
- Norwegian: bærbar
- Polish: przenośny
- European Portuguese: portátil
- Romanian: portabil
- Russian: портативный
- Spanish: portátil
- Swedish: bärbar
- Thai: หิ้วได้
- Turkish: taşınabilir
- Ukrainian: портативний
- Vietnamese: xách tay
British English: portable NOUN
A portable is something such as a television, radio, or computer which can be easily carried or moved.
We bought a colour portable for the bedroom.
Definition of portable from the Collins English Dictionary
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