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noun [C] uk   /ˈpɔː.trət/ /-treɪt/  us   /ˈpɔːr.trɪt/
B2 a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person or, less commonly, of a group of people: She's commissioned an artist to paint her portrait/paint a portrait of her. a portrait gallery a portrait painter A film or book that is a portrait of something describes or represents that thing in a detailed way: Her latest novel paints a very vivid portrait of the aristocracy in the 1920s.
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adjective uk   /ˈpɔː.trət/ /-treɪt/  us   /ˈpɔːr.trɪt/
A portrait computer document is to be printed with the shorter side of the paper at the top and bottom.
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