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portion

por·tion

portion

 
pronunciation:
por shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a whole.
He read a portion of the book.
synonyms:
division, fraction, part, percentage, piece, segment
similar words:
amount, batch, fragment, measure, proportion, quota, sample, share, specimen
definition 2: a serving or helping of food that is enough for one person.
synonyms:
helping, serving
similar words:
quota, rations, seconds, share
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: portioned, portioning, portions
definition: to divide or to give out parts of something.
We portioned the pizza so that everyone got a slice.
synonyms:
allot, divide, parcel
similar words:
partition