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1. Ability of a software to run (with little or no modification) on different hardware and/or software platforms, or work with different versions of the same hardware or program. In general, software written in Java has this ability.
2. Ability to carry a benefit, interest, or right (such as pension benefits) from one environment (such as a pension plan) to another.

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This software had a lot of portability and could work on pretty much anything, which made me feel really relieved.
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The code that is written for this software will need to have excellent portability to be compatible with all the current office hardware.
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The portability was useful in its application to various projects using different technologies, so we were happy with the deal.
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