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mobile unit

noun
1.
a vehicle supplied with the basic equipment or materials necessary for a particular purpose, as for televising on location or being used as an x-ray or inoculation clinic.
2.
a transceiver in a vehicle or carried by a person.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for mobile unit
  • The next model coming is a large mobile unit for emergency purposes.
  • We also provide licensing services through our mobile unit locations, listed below.
  • Keep in mind your mobile unit's capabilities may impact what you are able to see and view on your device.
  • Activities offered by the mobile unit attracts students.
  • The mobile unit is a full-service branch office and is accessible to the disability community.
  • The mobile unit shall comply with all local parking laws.
  • The exhibition will be presented in a mobile unit format with a goal of reaching one hundred venues over a twelve month period.
Contemporary definitions for mobile unit
noun

a handheld or portable transceiver or receiver; a portable telephone; any portable device

noun

a small military division that may be deployed independently of the army

noun

a vehicle used to tour or patrol an area, such as a broadcasting van (also called mobile production unit)

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