Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A portable computer with a display screen hinged to a keyboard, small enough to use on one's lap.

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  • noun computing A laptop computer.

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  • noun a portable computer small enough to use in your lap

Etymologies

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lap +‎ top.

Examples

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  • Note: The term laptop is used interchangeable with notebook/subnotebooks.

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  • Since you place the computer on top of your lap, the term laptop has been coined.

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  • Since you place the computer on top of your lap, the term laptop has been coined.

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  • Since you place the computer on top of your lap, the term laptop has been coined.

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  • Since you place the computer on top of your lap, the term laptop has been coined.

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  • I use the term laptop merely in the nostalgic sense.

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  • Netbook is the term laptop manufacturers use to describe low-cost and low-spec systems that are ideal for surfing the web on-the-go.

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  • In our family we have "verbed" the word "laptop, e.g. : "Stop laptopping! Dinner's ready!" or "I'ts my turn to laptop."

    January 12, 2015