laptop lap‧top [ˈlæptɒp ǁ -tɑːp] also ˌlaptop comˈputer noun [countable] COMPUTING TRAVEL
a small computer that you can carry with you and use when you are travelling:

• As the technology becomes cheaper, we see lower prices for laptops.

— see also notebook, palmtop

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laptop UK US /ˈlæptɒp/ noun [C] (also laptop computer)
IT a computer that is small enough to be carried around easily and is designed for use outside an office: »

I took my laptop with me so I could look at the spreadsheets on the train.

Compare DESKTOP COMPUTER(Cf. ↑desktop computer), NOTEBOOK(Cf. ↑notebook)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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