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Dictionary definition for: Portion

1. (n) something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach"

2. (v) give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"

3. (n) something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

4. (n) the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"

5. (n) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"

6. (n) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) "whatever my fortune may be" "deserved a better fate" "has a happy lot" "the luck of the Irish" "a victim of circumstances" "success that was her portion"

7. (n) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there''s enough for two servings each"

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