[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.
portacaval por·ta·ca·val (pôr’tə-kā’vəl) adj. Relating to the portal vein and the inferior vena cava.
- Portacaval shunt
portacaval shunt n. Any of various communications between the portal vein and the general circulation, especially a surgical anastomosis between the portal vein and the vena cava.
- Port address translation
networking (PAT) A function provided by some routers which allows hosts on a LAN to communicate with the rest of a network (such as the Internet) without revealing their own private IP address. All outbound packets have their IP address translated to the routers external IP address. Replies come back to the router which then […]
- Port adelaide
noun 1. the chief port of South Australia, near Adelaide on St Vincent Gulf. Pop: 33 145 (2006)