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I UK [ˈməʊbaɪl] / UK [ˈməʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈmoʊb(ə)l] / US [ˈmoʊˌbaɪl] adjective
1) [only before noun] easy to move and use in different places

a mobile telephone

a mobile X-ray unit

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.

b) [only before noun] a mobile shop, library etc is in a vehicle so that it can be moved from one place to another

a mobile health clinic

c) able to move and walk

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

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

Increasing car ownership has made the population more mobile.

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) British relating to mobile phones

Mobile communications can now reach any part of the planet.

4) moving a lot and showing changes in what you are feeling

a mobile face

mobile eyebrows/features

upwardly/downwardly mobile — moving up or down in social class


II UK [ˈməʊbaɪl] / US [ˈmoʊˌbaɪl] noun [countable]
Word forms "mobile":
singular mobile plural mobiles
1) British a mobile phone
2) a decoration with parts that hang down and move in the air

a new mobile above the baby's cot


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