mobility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mobility the quality of moving freely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Mobility The mob; the lower classes.
    • Mobility The quality or state of being mobile; as, the mobility of a liquid, of an army, of the populace, of features, of a muscle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n mobility The property of being mobile or easily movable; susceptibility of motion or movement; readiness to move or change in response to impulse or slight force; hence, changeableness: as, mobility of features.
    • n mobility Movement; motion.
    • n mobility (mob-il′ i-ti). The populace; the mob: a use suggested by nobility.
    • n mobility In phytogeography, the inherent capacity of a plant for migration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Mobility quality of being mobile:
    • n Mobility (slang) the mob
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Quotations

  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.”
  • Susan Sontag
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    “Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.”
  • Robert Bresson
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    “Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mobilitas,: cf. F. mobilité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. mobiliser—L. mobilis.

Usage

In literature:

The Mobiles were hard at work, drilling.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
Mobile was in a state of perfect ferment when we arrived.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
Farragut in Mobile Harbor.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The governor of Arizona mobilized the state militia.
"The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds" by Francis Flagg
The mobilization machine grinds its grinding in this wise.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
The mobiles are pouring in, and I think they will fight well, especially the Bretons.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
What is needed is a mobile form of wealth, with which social dues can be paid.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The Harn pulled in all its mobile units, including the stinger it had left at the hole into the other world.
"Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams
The Memphis and Charleston, running nearly due east to Chattanooga, also intersected the Mobile and Ohio at Corinth.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Never was there a more mobile spirit; but he was as exact and sure-footed as he was mobile.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
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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
WHEN THE LEADERS SPEAK OF PEACE
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
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
You really can't imagine how I love the ancient Greeks.
I love the dancing language where their mobile spirit speaks.
I love the songs of Homer, flowing on like streams of light,
With a touch of human kindness in the splendid shock of fight.
"Greeks" by Gamaliel Bradford
WHO lib'rally with presents smoothes the road,
Will meet no obstacles to LOVE'S abode.
In ev'ry situation they are sweet,
I've often said, and now the same repeat:
The primum mobile of human kind,
Are gold and silver, through the world we find.
"Belphegor Addressed To Miss De Chammelay" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Direct-to-mobile content has potential to democratize video as an art form, actor Kevin Spacey told the Mobile World Congress audience.
Amazon's mobile website loaded about twice as slowly as its desktop site during Cyber Monday, yet it was among the better-performing mobile sites this week.
A missing crew member from a ship that was preparing to enter the port of Mobile was located when he walked into the Mobile office of the vessel's shipping agent.
Action 4 News Mobile App Click to View Action 4 News Mobile App.
To handle the explosion of mobile devices in the enterprise, Dell this week unveiled plans for a server designed to automate a wide range of mobile management jobs for mid-range business customers.
MetroPCS Takes Consumer Mobile Experience to New Levels as the First 4G LTE Mobile Service Provider in the World to Deploy Rich Communication Services.
44.76% of a sampling of 3 million retail marketing e-mails sent between the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and midnight on Cyber Monday (November 20-26, 2012) were opened on a mobile device , mobile marketing firm Knotice finds.
In operation for more than 25 years, Multi- Diagnostics Services, a mobile and on-site radiology service provider, has saved countless lives while providing mobile mammography, and other digital radiological exams.
In the near future, many more consumers will be using mobile tickets, like those purchased through the MovieTickets.com mobile app (above).
The mobile community has new tools to navigate the standards, specifications and certification requirements for the emerging NFC mobile application ecosystem .
NATCHEZ — Services for Willie May Blythe Handy , 93, of Mobile, Ala. Who died Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, in Mobile, Ala. Where she had been a resident for the last 11 years, will be at 2 pm Wednesday at St Mary Basilica with the Rev.
TruConnect Mobile and Walmart are teaming up to bring prepaid Internet to casual users via the MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot .
Mobile social networks such as Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook are increasing the sharing of images , which is greatly contributing to the traffic surge on mobile networks.
Alert), the leading mobile operator in Italy with over 30 million subscribers, for the launch of their mobile wallet.
Beating of Mobile lesbian turns attention to Alabama hate crimes law and mobilizes gay rights advocates (updated).
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In science:

For this purpose, we identify the most mobile particles in back-toback time intervals, ∆t12 = ∆t and ∆t23 = ∆t, and calculate the probability P (∆t) of finding a mobile particle in ∆t12 still mobile in ∆t23 .
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
Next, we investigate the number of times a particular particle is mobile on the time scale of the α-relaxation time τα .
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
Thus, high particle mobility is not limited to certain regions of the sample, but all particles can belong to a cluster of mobile particles on the time scale of τα .
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
Finally, we study whether mobility propagates continuously, as proposed in the GC model, or whether it develops at random positions, as suggested by Stillinger and Hodgdon in the model of flickering fluidized domains.
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
Specifically, we calculate the probability distribution PF (r, ∆t) of finding a smallest distance r between a particle that is mobile in ∆t23 , but not in ∆t12 , and any of the mobile particles in ∆t12 .
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
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