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hand·held

also hand-held  (hănd′hĕld′)
adj.
Compact enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a handheld video camera.
n.
A digital device, such as a computer, PDA, or cell phone, that is small enough to be held and operated in one hand.

hand-held

adj
1. (Film) held in position by the hand
2. (Photography) (of a film camera) held rather than mounted, as in close-up action shots
3. (Computer Science) (of an electronic device) able to be held in the hand and not requiring connection to a fixed power source
n
(Computer Science) a computer that can be held in the hand

hand′held`

or hand′-held`,



adj.
1. held in the hand or hands: a handheld torch.
2. compact enough to be used or operated while being held in the hand or hands: a handheld camcorder.
n.
3. something small enough to be used or operated while held in the hand or hands: She traded in her bulky old movie camera for a handheld.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hand-held - small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands; "a hand-held computer"

hand-held

adjective portable, pocket, mini, miniature, palm-top keying in the details on a hand-held computer
Translations

hand-held

[ˈhændheld] ADJde mano; (= portable) → portátil

hand-held

[ˈhændˈhɛld] adja mano
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