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Something that is portable can be carried or easily moved. The word portable may also refer to:

  • Portable building, a manufactured building that is built off site and moved in upon completion of site and utility work
  • Portable classroom, a temporary building installed on the grounds of a school to provide additional classroom space where there is a shortage of capacity
  • Portable toilet, a modern, portable, self-contained outhouse manufactured of moulded plastic

In computing:

  • Portable object (computing), a distributed computing term for an object which can be accessed through a normal method call while possibly residing in memory on another computer
  • Portable software, software that can easily be ported to multiple platforms
  • Portable applications, applications that do not require any kind of installation onto a computer, and can store data in the program's directory

In electronics:

  • Portable communications device, a wearable or handheld device
  • Portable audio player, a personal electronic device that allows the user to listen to recorded or broadcast audio whilst being mobile
  • Portable computer, a computer that is designed to be moved from one place to another
    • Compaq Portable series (1982–?)
    • Apricot Portable (1984)
    • IBM Portable (1984)
    • Macintosh Portable (1989–1991) from Apple Computer
  • Handheld game console, a lightweight, portable electronic machine for playing video games

In music:

  • Portable Life, a 1999 album by Danielle Brisebois

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