mobile

mobile
mo|bile1 [ˈməubaıl US ˈmoubəl, -bi:l] adj
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: Latin mobilis, from movere 'to move']
1.) not fixed in one position, and easy to move and use in different places
mobile air-conditioners
2.) moving or able to move from one job, area, or social class to another
a more mobile workforce
People these days are much more socially mobile .
an upwardly mobile (=moving to a higher social scale) professional
3.) able to move or travel easily
≠ ↑immobile
She's more mobile now that she has her own car.
4.) mobile library/shop/clinic etc
BrE a shop etc that is kept in a vehicle and driven from place to place
Two mobile units provide healthcare in rural villages.
5.) mobile mouth/face/features
written features that can change their expression quickly
His mobile features registered amusement.
mobile 2
mo|bile2 [ˈməubaıl US ˈmoubi:l] n
1.) BrE a ↑mobile phone
American Equivalent: cellphone
Give me a call on my mobile.
Have you got my mobile number?
2.) a decoration made of small objects tied to wires or string which is hung up so that the objects move when air blows around them

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