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portfolio

noun [C] uk   /ˌpɔːtˈfəʊ.li.əʊ/ us    /ˌpɔːrtˈfoʊ.li.oʊ/ (plural portfolios)

portfolio noun [C] (CASE)

a large, thin case used for carrying drawings, documents, etc. a collection of drawings, documents, etc. that represent a person's, especially an artist's, work: She's trying to build up a portfolio of work to show during job interviews.

portfolio noun [C] (FINANCIAL)

specialized finance & economics a collection of company shares and other investments that are owned by a particular person or organization

portfolio noun [C] (JOB)

UK specialized politics a particular job or area of responsibility of a member of a government: The prime minister offered her the foreign affairs portfolio. without portfolio UK specialized In Britain, a minister without portfolio is an important government official who is not in charge of a particular department, but who still takes part in the decisions of the government.
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