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English definition of “gateway”

gateway

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡeɪt.weɪ/ us  
an entrance through a wall, fence, etc. where there is a gate 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. something in a system that allows you to use its other parts: The bank is your gateway to a whole range of financial services.
(Definition of gateway from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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