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Meaning of portal

por•tal

Pronunciation: (pôr'tl, pōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a door, gate, or entrance, esp. one of imposing appearance, as to a palace.
  2. an iron or steel bent for bracing a framed structure, having curved braces between the vertical members and a horizontal member at the top.
  3. an entrance to a tunnel or mine.

por•tal

Pronunciation: (pôr'tl, pōr'-), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
—adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to the transverse fissure of the liver.
—n.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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