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portion

Definitions


[ˈpɔːʃ(ə)n], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a part of a whole
(e.g: a portion of the jetty still stands)

- a person's destiny or lot
(e.g: what will be my portion?)


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Origin:
Middle English: from Old French porcion, from Latin portio(n-), from the phrase pro portione ‘in proportion’


[ˈpɔːʃ(ə)n], (Verb)

Definitions:
- divide (something) into parts; share out
(e.g: every month you send the agency a single payment that is portioned out to each of your creditors until your debts are paid off)

- give a dowry to (a bride)
(e.g: my parents will portion me most handsomely)


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