Portable vs Portative - What's the difference?

portable | portative |

As adjectives the difference between portable and portative

is that portable is able to be carried or easily moved while portative is portable.

As a noun portable

is a portable toilet; a self-contained outhouse.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Able to be carried or easily moved.
  • (computing) Of software, able to be run on multiple hardware or operating systems.
  • Derived terms

    * hand-portable * man-portable * portableness * portability

    See also

    * hand-held * transportable


    (en noun)
  • A portable toilet; a self-contained outhouse.
  • Any temporary building that is portable, especially one located at a school.
  • (video games) A hand-held video gaming device.
  • (computing) a portable computer
  • Synonyms

    * (portable toilet ): portable toilet, port-a-john, porta-kybo, portaloo, porta-potty, port-a-san, port-o-let, sani-privy, turdis




    (en adjective)
  • portable
  • (obsolete) Capable of holding up or carrying.
  • the portative force of a magnet, of atmospheric pressure, or of capillarity