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portion

[ pawr-shuhn, pohr- ]
/ ˈpɔr ʃən, ˈpoʊr- /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of portion

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English porcion, from Old French, from Latin portiōn- (stem of portiō) “share, part,” akin to parspart

synonym study for portion

1. See part.

OTHER WORDS FROM portion

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH portion

portion , potion
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British Dictionary definitions for portion

portion
/ (ˈpɔːʃən) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of portion

portionless, adjective

Word Origin for portion

C13: via Old French from Latin portiō portion, allocation; related to pars part
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