What does portability mean?

Definitions for portability
ˌpɔr təˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌpoʊr-porta·bil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. portability(noun)

    the quality of being light enough to be carried


  1. portability(Noun)

    the quality of being portable

  2. portability(Noun)

    the ability of a program (or software system) to execute properly on multiple hardware platforms

  3. portability(Noun)

    the ability of an employee to move between different social security schemes without losing their contributions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portability(noun)

    the quality or state of being portable; fitness to be carried


  1. Portability

    The portability of social security benefits is the ability of workers to preserve, maintain, and transfer acquired social security rights and social security rights in the process of transferring from one private, occupational, or public social security scheme to another. Social security rights refer to rights stemming from pension schemes, unemployment insurance, health insurance, workers' compensation, and sickness benefits. Hence, if social security benefits are portable, contributors to, for example, old-age pension schemes do not experience any disadvantage such as the loss of contributions and benefits associated with these contributions when moving from one job to another, from one occupation to another, or from the public to the private sector. International portability of social security rights allows international migrants, who have contributed to a social security scheme for some time in a particular country, to maintain acquired benefits or benefits in the process of being acquired when moving to another country. International portability of social security benefits is therefore understood as the migrant's ability to preserve, maintain, and transfer acquired social security rights independent of nationality and country of residence.

Editors Contribution

  1. portability

    The quality of being portable.

    The product portability is part of the solution for mobile phones and smartphones.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portability in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of portability in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    We (Republicans) also ought to be for replacing it with something that costs less, that adheres to our values, that provides portability, that eliminates the employer mandate, the employee mandate, all of this mind-numbing subsidies that are totally wacky, shifts power back to states.

  2. Daniel Budnitz:

    There is an opportunity here for innovating medication container options that promote adult adherence and provide portability and convenience, while maintaining child safety.

  3. David Limp:

    Lots of customers who have used Echo told us that portability was a must.

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