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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Compact enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a hand-held video camera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Held in one or both hands.
  • adj. Small and light enough to be operated while held in one or both hands.
  • n. A personal digital assistant or video game console that is small enough to be held in the hands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands


(see hand) + held (Wiktionary)



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