American English

Definition of mobile adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] that is not permanently in one place and can be moved easily and quickly mobile equipment a mobile classroom/clinic/library (= one inside a vehicle) compare stationary
  2. 2[not usually before noun] (of a person) able to move or travel around easily a kitchen especially designed for the elderly or people who are less mobile You really need to be mobile (= have a car) if you live in the country. opposite immobile
  3. 3(of people) able to change your social class, your job, or the place where you live easily a highly mobile workforce (= people who can move easily from place to place) see also upwardly mobile
  4. 4(of a face or its features) changing shape or expression easily and often His mobile features registered amusement.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mobile