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English definition of “gateway”

gateway

noun [C]     /ˈɡeɪt.weɪ/
an entrance through a wall, fence, etc. where there is a gatePassages and entrance areas gateway to somewhere a place through which you have to go to get to a particular area: Manchester is known as the gateway to the north.Passages and entrance areas something in a system that allows you to use its other parts: The bank is your gateway to a whole range of financial services.Making appeals and requests
(Definition of gateway noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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