portion  

  • Definition of portion

    • (n): the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"  
    • (n): something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"  
    • (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"  
    • (n): assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"  
    • (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"  
    • (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"  
    • (v): give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms"  

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