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portability

[pawr-tuh-bil-i-tee, pohr-] /ˌpɔr təˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌpoʊr-/
noun, plural portabilities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being portable.
2.
a plan or system under which employees may accumulate pension rights under any employer who is a participant in the plan negotiated with their union.
Origin of portability
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; port(able) + -ability
Related forms
nonportability, noun
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  • The advantages of this form of apparatus are its portability, speed of operation, and comparatively great range.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • Its portability; which made it easy for the traveller to carry it about with him.

  • When reversed, as it must be for portability, the capillary attraction keeps the mercury in the long branch.

  • But the most salient characteristic of this machine is its portability.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War Frederick A. Talbot
  • The Prometheans, however, possessed the advantage of portability, and for occasional purposes they were convenient.

    Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell
  • Oxyacetylene equipment has found application, owing to its portability.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
  • Its portability will render it as available for travelling, as its beauty will render it an ornament to the drawing-room.

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