Pronunciation: (pôr'tu-bul, pōr'-),[key] —adj. 1. capable of being transported or conveyed: a portable stage. 2. easily carried or conveyed by hand: a portable typewriter. 3. Computers.(of data sets, software, etc.) capable of being used on different computer systems.
—n. something that is portable, esp. as distinguished from a nonportable counterpart: Of their three television sets, one is a portable.