Preferred term: portability

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1. Capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed, desk, engine.

2. Possible to be endured; supportable. "How light and portable my pain seems now!" (Shak) Portable forge. See Forge. Portable steam engine. See Steam engine.

Origin: L. Portabilis, fr. Portare to carry: cf. F. Portable. See Port demeanor.

(01 Mar 1998)

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