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1    able to be carried or moved easily, esp. by hand  
2    (of software, files, etc.) able to be transferred from one type of computer system to another  
3    Archaic   able to be endured; bearable  
4    an article designed to be readily carried by hand, such as a television, typewriter, etc.  
     (C14: from Late Latin portabilis, from Latin portare to carry)  
  portability      n  
  portably      adv  
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compact, convenient, easily carried, handy, light, lightweight, manageable, movable, portative  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
1. conical-shaped iron basket brazier, holding a fire to be burned as a beacon 2. open lamp or firepan carried on a pole, once used as portable illumination
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