portal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​websitesportals [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)

"portal" in American English

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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 World Wide Web 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)
Translations of “portal”
in Chinese (Simplified) 门户网页, 门户网站…
in Turkish internette arama yapmak için kullanılan sayfa, portal…
in Russian портал (в Интернете)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入口網頁, 大門網站…
in Polish portal…
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