from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not portable or capable of being carried. Not bearable, as a trouble; insupportable.

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

  • adj. not portable; not easily moved or transported


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  • Long before cellphones started radiating our brains and FaceTime had us looking up our friends 'nostrils as we talked to them, there was the lowly telephone handset: big, chunky and completely unportable.

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  • It is the poor who live close to waste dumps, who live in areas close to mine dumps, are forced to drink unportable water from lack of choice, experience poor waste management, live with air pollution in their homes from smoky imbhawulas and who have raw sewerage running down streets.

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  • Accordingly the cask was placed in the middle of the hut and all the unportable remains of Paul Bevan's furniture were piled above it.

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  • And yet they are so often fragile, brittle and unportable things, hard to understand and harder to maintain.

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  • Great value for inexpensive, unportable (i.e., phones don't work outside the U.S.) voice calling, but useless for data or international roaming, as far as I can tell. faceless128 January 16, 2010 3: 53 PM PST

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  • Some, like myself, will never go back to vinyl - it's a niche and unportable ...


  • People like vinyl not just because of its sonic quirks, but because of its tactile and totally unportable nature; it really forces the listener to relax at home with the music, while MP3 does the opposite.

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  • So the entire so called "Experiments" is Bull S**** cause (the People like vinyl not just because of its sonic quirks, but because of its tactile and totally unportable nature) the loseless audio format is not PORTABLE.

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  • Sorry to 'rain on your parade' but I have longer list of considerations than whether it not it has massive souped up specifications for under $1500 or whether it has a big ass (and completely unportable) 17inch screen, 1 1 / 2 hour battery life all for under $1000.


  • Both are fine products but suffer from things like: crazy-unportable-language-syndrome, silly defaults, asymmetrical window layout, "how hard can it be?" and good old NIH.

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