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"portal" in British English

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portalnoun

uk   /ˈpɔː.təl/  us   /ˈpɔːr.t̬əl/
[C] specialized internet & telecoms a ​page on the internet that ​allowspeople to get ​usefulinformation, such as ​news and ​weather, and to ​find other ​websites
portals [plural] formal
a ​large, ​importantentrance to a ​building: Passing through the portals of the BBC for the first ​time, she ​feltslightlynervous.
(Definition of portal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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portalnoun [C]

  • portal noun [C] (BUILDING)

 us   /ˈpɔr·təl, ˈpoʊr-/ fml a ​large and often ​highlydecoratedentrance to a ​building: We ​entered the ​side portal of the ​cathedral.
  • portal noun [C] (INTERNET)

 us   /ˈpɔr·təl, ˈpoʊr-/ a ​page on the ​WorldWideWeb that users can ​change so it ​showsinformation they ​want to ​see: The portal ​lets you ​accessspecificinformation from ​anywhere in the ​site.
(Definition of portal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"portal" in Business English

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portalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɔːtəl/ (also Web portal)
INTERNET a ​website that ​collectsinformation on a particular ​subject and has links (= ​connections) to other ​websites with ​relatedinformation: Welcome to the Murray Portal, an ​educationalresource for all those involved in teaching and ​learning.
(Definition of portal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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