- a portable computer, usually battery-powered, small enough to rest on the user's lap and having a screen that closes over the keyboard like a lid.Compare tablet(def 6).
Origin of laptop
Also called laptop computer.
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I lay down on it and reached over to my bedstand to grab my laptop.
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- a personal computer that is small and light enough to be operated on the user's lapCompare palmtop computer
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Word Origin and History for laptop
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