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adjective mobile pronunciation in British English /ˈməʊbaɪl/mobile pronunciation in British English /ˈməʊb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    [only before noun] easy to move and use in different places

    a mobile telephone

    a mobile X-ray unit

    1. a.
      [only before noun] British a mobile group of workers can be sent to different places to do their job

      a mobile army patrol

      A mobile team of counsellors was sent to the disaster scene.

    2. c.
      able to move and walk

      He’s got a broken leg and isn’t very mobile.

    3. d.
      able to travel from one place to another because you have a vehicle

      Increasing car ownership has made the population more mobile.

  2. 2
    able to move easily from one job, social class, place etc to another

    a new generation of mobile executives

    socially/geographically/internationally mobile:

    People living in this area are less socially mobile.

  3. 3
    relating to or using communication technology such as smartphones, GPS devices etc that can be used anywhere

    Mobile communications can now reach any part of the planet.

    Register now and get a free mobile blog.

    With the ubiquity of cellphones, research into mobile learning is thriving.

    a mobile application store specifically for healthcare professionals


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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