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Pronunciation : portion

noun : portion

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton" ;

  • 2. (

    ) something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians" ;

  • 5. (

    ) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" ;

  • 7. (

    ) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each" ;

verb : portion

Source:WordNet 3.1


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