AskDefine | Define portability

Dictionary Definition

portability n : the quality of being light enough to be carried

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. the quality of being portable
  2. the ability of a program (or software system) to execute properly on multiple hardware platforms
  3. the ability of an employee to move between different social security schemes without losing their contributions


[1] quality of being portable
  • Czech: přenosnost
  • Finnish: siirrettävyys
  • Romanian: portabilitate
[2] the ability of a program to execute properly on multiple hardware platforms
  • Romanian: portabilitate

Extensive Definition

Portability is the general characteristic of being readily transportable from one location to another, and may specifically refer to:

See also

portability in German: Portabilität
portability in French: Portabilité
portability in Japanese: ポータブル
portability in Portuguese: Portabilidade
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