• WordNet 3.6
    • adj mobile affording change (especially in social status) "Britain is not a truly fluid society","upwardly mobile"
    • adj mobile capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another "a highly mobile face"
    • adj mobile moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place) "a mobile missile system","the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
    • adj mobile having transportation available
    • adj mobile migratory "a restless mobile society","the nomadic habits of the Bedouins","believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future","wandering tribes"
    • n mobile sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
    • n Mobile a port in southwestern Alabama on Mobile Bay
    • n Mobile a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments
    • n Mobile mō"bēl` 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.
    • Mobile (Physiol) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
    • Mobile Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable. "Fixed or else mobile ."
    • Mobile Capable of moving readily, or moving frequenty from place to place; as, a mobile work force.
    • Mobile Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind; as, mobile features.
    • Mobile 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.
    • Mobile Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle. "The quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition."
    • Mobile Having motor vehicles to permit movement from place to place; as, a mobile library; a mobile hospital.
    • n Mobile mō"bĭl; L. mŏb"ĭ*lē The mob; the populace. "The unthinking mobile ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone
    • mobile Changeable; fickle.
    • mobile Capable of being moved from place to place.
    • mobile Moving; in motion; not stationary.
    • mobile Movable; easily moving or movable; capable of facile movement; hence, changing; quickly responding to emotion or impulse.
    • n mobile That which is movable.
    • n mobile A moving principle; a mover.
    • n mobile The populace; the rabble; the mob.
    • n mobile A name proposed as a substitute for motor-vehicle, or automobile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • adj Mobile mō′bil or mob′il that can be moved or excited
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  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.”
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    “Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mobilis, for movibilis, fr. movere, to move: cf. F. mobile,. See Move
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. mobiliser—L. mobilis.


In literature:

At Tensas Station he took the boat for Mobile.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
The mobile flies for ever before the pursuit of science, which is concerned with mobility alone.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
In 1836 she was married to Dr. Henry S. Le Vert of Mobile and removed to that city.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
The hands of people of strong individuality and sensitiveness are wonderfully mobile.
"The World I Live In" by Helen Keller
Finally, a fleet is not so much an army as a collection of floating fortresses, garrisoned, provisioned, and mobile.
"Admiral Farragut" by A. T. Mahan
John Fox, a major in a Territorial regiment, was mobilized.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
I selected Mobile, Ala., a city of about fifty thousand inhabitants, as my field of labor.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Orders for the mobilization, on the 15th of August, of the Canadian Militia, were issued.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Material characteristics embrace armament, life, and mobility.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
A mobile force confined to one place by losing its mobility loses most of its virtue.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
For a moment one may glance at a side issue, but an important one in the mobilization, namely the mobilization of horses.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Force does not exist for mobility, but mobility for force.
"Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles" by Alfred T. Mahan
C. L. Harris, the former minister, is now at Mobile.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Lastly, at six o'clock, it was announced as certain that Germany was mobilizing three army-corps.
"The Frontier" by Maurice LeBlanc
Social Contact in Relation to Solidarity and to Mobility 1.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
On that day the army was mobilized at Aldershot.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The result was that they mobilized their finances long before they had begun to mobilize their troops.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
When the interview is at an end, I will have my light, road mobile ready, and we will take a spin around the farm.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
But we spoke of attention as mobile, and it would be strange if its mobility did not show itself in the motor reaction.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Maybe the Krovitch army is already mobilized.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton

In poetry:

That Nature hath the mobile grace
To make life with our moods agree,
And so had grown the Loved One's face,
Since it nor checked nor chided me;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The common folk know
That war is coming.
When the leaders curse war
The mobilization order is already written out.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
"Something not alien quite
To tender ruth, perchance their breast shall fill,
Seeing him that was so mobile grown so still,
The fiery-veined so white.
"Don Rafael" by Emma Lazarus
He turned his field into a meeting-place,
And grew the tolerant ironic eye,
And formed the mobile money-changer's face,
And found the notion of equality.
"from In Time of War" by W H Auden
Mastro Spaghi, seduto--vicino alla lucerna,
Somigliava alla statua--dell'attenzione eterna.
Il morente lucignolo,--mobile e vaporoso,
Fissava sul suo cranio--un punto luminoso.
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana
And when I return to Mobile I shall go by the way of
Panama and Bocas del Toro to the littered streets and
the one-room shacks of my old poverty, and blazing suns
of other lands may struggle then to reconcile the pride
and pain in me.
"Dark Blood" by Margaret Walker

In news:

Further increasing freedom of individual mobility through innovative mobility services.
The Mobile Police Department and Mobile Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle fire in the 1200 block of Hutson Drive tonight.
HTC's PTV-350 Mobile FLO TV is a portable device designed exclusively for MediaFLO mobile television.
Unveiled its new mobile website ( www.all- flo .com/mobile ) to meet customer demand for quick access to the site's information on-the-go.
Vizibility's Mobile Business Card is a personalized mobile website which can be shared easily via a QR code, a mobile wallet card with NFC and, coming soon, Apple Passbook.
Mobile officers work the door at Pure, a Mobile night club.
With one out of every ten dollars spent online occurring on a mobile device, marketers who are ripe to target travelers should be adding mobile into their marketing mix.1.
View full size Mobile County Sheriff's deputies escort Kenny Richardson into the Mobile County Metro Jail on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012.
Back to WTOK Mobile Information pages WTOK Mobile Features 1) WTOK Mobile provides the ability to view news story comments in the mobile versions of content.
Back to WILX Mobile Information pages WILX Mobile Features 1) WILX Mobile provides the ability to view news story comments in the mobile versions of content.
Renesas Mobile Corp. Has been keeping a low profile for months, fueling concerns about the future of its mobile chip products.
Call Genie , a Canada-based provider of mobile advertising and local search solutions, announced today that it will acquire VoodooVox, a U.S.-based data analytics and mobile advertising network.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt said Google 's mobile platform is widening its lead over Apple in the mobile-software market.
Everage Thomas Jr of Mobile, grand marshal of Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association's Mammoth Parade.
Coverage includes servers, desktops, mobile carts, laptops, and mobile devices used across the health care industry.

In science:

We expect that a nontrivial mobility edge Ec > 0 exists for a certain long-range correlated random mass.
Random-mass Dirac fermions in an imaginary vector potential: Delocalization transition and localization length
There it is shown that there exists a mobility edge at a finite energy if the correlation is long-range enough.
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
There we expect some interesting phenomena like existence of nontrivial mobility edge, nonuniversality of the multi-fractal exponents, etc.
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
We expect that a nontrivial mobility edge Ec > 0 exists for a certain long-range correlated random mass.
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (I): Delocalization Transition and Localization Length
Recent studies on the Anderson model and KronigPenney model indicate the existence of finite mobility edges.
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (II): Long-Range Correlated Random Mass
In this case, we found the finite mobility edge.
Random-Mass Dirac Fermions in an Imaginary Vector Potential (II): Long-Range Correlated Random Mass
The speed is related to the electric field through the drift mobility µe .
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
One observes that the features increase with the mobility d of the end reptons.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
We are especially interested in the delocalization transition or the existence of a finite mobility edge.
Effects of Long-Range Correlations in Random-Mass Dirac Fermions
It describes the trapping of r by the mobile traps xi ’s at a rate β .
Trapping of a random walk by diffusing traps
All those features have their counterpart when traps are mobile.
Trapping of a random walk by diffusing traps
In fact, any given graph of the static traps problem has its mobile traps counterpart, which is evaluated simply by replacing the δ-function in the loops (whether overlapping or not) by the traps propagator g .
Trapping of a random walk by diffusing traps
Both models base on a single type of mobile particles restricted to discrete sites in a simple cubic lattice with l3 sites of distance a.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
All mobile particles have the same positive charge.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
The first surprising feature is the increase in mobility of the cations for DDC (Fig. 6) and DAC (Fig. 7) when increasing Γcat from 0 with fixed Γstat .
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model