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portion

por·tion

portion

 
 
pronunciation:
por shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a whole.
I only had time to read a portion of the book.
synonyms:
division, fraction, part, percentage, piece, section, segment
similar words:
amount, batch, chunk, divide, fragment, measure, proportion, quota, sample, sector, share, specimen
definition 2: a quantity of food served to or suitable for one person; helping.
Each person received the same size portion.That restaurant serves very large portions.
synonyms:
helping, plateful, serving
similar words:
quota, rations, seconds, share
definition 3: the part of a whole that belongs to one, esp. one's inheritance.
Each brother claimed that he deserved a larger portion of the inheritance.
synonyms:
allotment, bequest, inheritance, legacy, lot, share, stake
similar words:
allowance, appropriation, dower, dowry, endowment, fate, quota, ration
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: portioned, portioning, portions
definition: to divide into parts; distribute parts of (often fol. by out).
The rations were portioned out among the soldiers.
synonyms:
allocate, allot, apportion, deal, divide, dole, mete, parcel
similar words:
disburse, partition, sector, segment