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A kind of sculpture balanced from wires so as to move easily in air currents.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A kind of sculpture balanced from wires so as to move easily in air currents. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place).

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  • A mobile hangs over the crib to entertain the baby.
  • A mobile missile system
  • A highly mobile face
  • A restless mobile society
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