mobile


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mobile \Mo"bile\, a. [L. mobilis, for movibilis, fr. movere to
   move: cf. F. mobile. See Move.]
   1. Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition;
      movable. "Fixed or else mobile." --Skelton.
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   2. Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or
      flowing with great freedom; as, benzine and mercury are
      mobile liquids; -- opposed to viscous, viscoidal, or oily.
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   3. Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable;
      changeable; fickle. --Testament of Love.
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            The quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition.
                                                  --Hawthorne.
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   4. Changing in appearance and expression under the influence
      of the mind; as, mobile features.
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   5. (Physiol.) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited;
      capable of spontaneous movement.
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   6. Capable of moving readily, or moving frequenty from place
      to place; as, a mobile work force.
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   7. Having motor vehicles to permit movement from place to
      place; as, a mobile library; a mobile hospital.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mobile \Mo"bile\ (m[=o]"b[i^]l; L. m[o^]b"[i^]*l[=e]), n. [L.
   mobile vulgus. See Mobile, a., and cf. 3d Mob.]
   The mob; the populace. [Obs.] "The unthinking mobile."
   --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mobile \Mo"bile\ (m[=o]"b[=e]l`), n.
   a form of sculpture having several sheets or rods of a stiff
   material attached to each other by thin wire or twine in a
   balanced and artfully arranged tree configuration, with the
   topmost member suspended in air from a support so that the
   parts may move independently when set in motion by a current
   of air.
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