[pawr-tuh-buh l, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tə bəl, ˈpoʊr-/
capable of being transported or conveyed:
a portable stage.
easily carried or conveyed by hand:
a portable typewriter.
Computers. (of data sets, software, etc.) capable of being used on different computer systems.
something that is portable, especially as distinguished from a nonportable counterpart:
Of their three television sets, one is a portable.
able to be carried or moved easily, esp by hand
(of software, files, etc) able to be transferred from one type of computer system to another
(archaic) able to be endured; bearable
an article designed to be readily carried by hand, such as a television, typewriter, etc
early 15c., from French portable “that can be carried,” from Late Latin portabilis “that can be carried,” from Latin portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)). Related: Portability.
- Portable airtime
communications, wireless A wireless, digital communications system enabling user-to-user voice communication, “quicknotes”, and alphanumeric messaging. [Details?] (2000-12-07)
- Portable commodore 64
computer A version of the Commodore 64 modelled after the original Osborne portable PCs, with a flip-down keyboard that revealed a 5-inch colour monitor, and a built-in 1541 floppy disk drive. It is thought that few were made but that they did go on sale, at least in Canada. [Relationship to Commodore 65?] (1997-09-14)
- Portable common loops
(PCL) A language which started out as an implementation of CommonLoops and turned into a portable CLOS implementation. Version 1992-08-28. It runs under Lucid Common LISP 4.0.1 and CMU Common LISP 16e. (ftp://parcftp.xerox.com/pcl). (1992-09-02) [Was it developed by Richard Harris firstname.lastname@example.org?]
- Portable common tool environment
tool (PCTE) An ECMA standard framework for software tools developed in the Esprit programme. It is based on an entity-relationship Object Management System and defines the way in which tools access this. (2001-03-03)