handheld device meaning, handheld device definition | English Cobuild dictionary



     ( hand-helds    plural  ) , handheld          A hand-held device such as a camera or a computer is small and light enough to be used while you are holding it.      adj   usu ADJ n  
Saivonsac shot the entire film with a hand-held camera.     
      Hand-held is also a noun., n-count  
Users will be able to use their hand-helds to check their bank accounts.     
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hand-held, handhold, handle, hand

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device that holds a book while reading it
device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
The electronic contents generated by electronic device or system in form of electronic form or as printed output excluding the computer system files are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
computation device whose processing power is derived from the application of quantum physics phenomena
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
a person who accesses the Internet from multiple devices (computer, tablet, mobile phone...)


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