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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 por·tion /ˈporʃən, ˈpɔr-/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Por·tion n.
 1. That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
 2. A part considered by itself, though not actually cut off or separated from the whole.
    These are parts of his ways; but how little a portion is heard of him!   --Job xxvi. 14.
    Portions and parcels of the dreadful past.   --Tennyson.
 3. A part assigned; allotment; share; fate.
    The lord of that servant . . . will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.   --Luke xii. 46.
    Man's portion is to die and rise again.   --Keble.
 4. The part of an estate given to a child or heir, or descending to him by law, and distributed to him in the settlement of the estate; an inheritance.
    Give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.   --Luke xv. 12.
 5. A wife's fortune; a dowry.
 Syn: -- Division; share; parcel; quantity; allotment; dividend.
 Usage: Portion, Part. Part is generic, having a simple reference to some whole. Portion has the additional idea of such a division as bears reference to an individual, or is allotted to some object; as, a portion of one's time; a portion of Scripture.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Por·tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Portioned p. pr. & vb. n. Portioning.]
 1. To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
    And portion to his tribes the wide domain.   --Pope.
 2. To endow with a portion or inheritance.
    Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: part, component
           part, component]
      2: something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear
         part of the house"; "glue the two parts together" [syn: part]
      3: the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more
         than its share of attention from theologicans" [syn: parcel,
      4: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an
         individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
         [syn: share, part, percentage]
      5: 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" [syn: fortune, destiny, fate,
         luck, lot, circumstances]
      6: 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"
         [syn: helping, serving]
      v : give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" [syn: assign,