Definitions

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  • adjective of a device or person Movable, but not functional/usable while being transported.
  • adjective computing (of a machine code routine) That functions identically at any address in memory.

Etymologies

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English; From relocate, and -able.

Examples

  • In July 2009, the defense giant was awarded a $1.5 billion contract for LOGCAP IV services in Afghanistan; in October, the Army reported that the LOGCAP program was responsible for erecting 6,020 units of containerized housing known as relocatable buildings or RLBs in Regional Command South.

    Nick Turse: 2014 or Bust: The Pentagon's Building Boom in Afghanistan Indicates a Long War Ahead

  • What's more, the United States is actively pursuing a series of initiatives — including further advances in anti-submarine and anti-satellite warfare; in missile accuracy and potency; and in wide-area remote sensing, aimed at finding "relocatable" targets such as mobile ICBMs — that will render Russia's and China's nuclear forces all the more vulnerable.

    The Perils of Primacy

  • What's more, the United States is actively pursuing a series of initiatives — including further advances in anti-submarine and anti-satellite warfare; in missile accuracy and potency; and in wide-area remote sensing, aimed at finding "relocatable" targets such as mobile ICBMs — that will render Russia's and China's nuclear forces all the more vulnerable.

    The Perils of Primacy

  • A "relocatable" OTHR system can track aircraft targets right down to ground level.

    The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece: a personal view

  • At midnight of this woful tenth day, the ledge would be "relocatable," and by eleven o'clock the hill was black with men prepared to do the relocating.

    Roughing It

  • At midnight of this woful tenth day, the ledge would be "relocatable," and by eleven o'clock the hill was black with men prepared to do the relocating.

    Roughing It, Part 5.

  • At midnight of this woful tenth day, the ledge would be "relocatable," and by eleven o'clock the hill was black with men prepared to do the relocating.

    Roughing It

  • They possess so much concentrated resources, much more easily processed than those on the moon (the lack of gravity is actually a benefit for mining, as well), and they are both numerous and even relocatable.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • Toby Long, principal architect of CleverHomes and tobylongdesign, recently led the effort to produce one of the first CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) certified relocatable classrooms in the United States.

    Danielle Rago | Inhabitat

  • We have struggled to give voice to that which is at once precious and un-relocatable.

    Jamie Kalven: The Garden Conversations

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