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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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