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portion
     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},
         {share}]
     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},
          {allot}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0


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