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portal

noun uk   /ˈpɔː.təl/ us    /ˈpɔːr.t̬əl/
[C] specialized internet & telecoms a page on the internet that allows people to get useful information, such as news and weather, and to find other websites portals [plural] formal a large, important entrance to a building: Passing through the portals of the BBC for the first time, she felt slightly nervous.
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