portal

A web page that provides a single point of entry for a suite of web-accessible services. ISPs provide portals for their subscribers. Especially important for WAP services because users need consistent and simple interfaces but WAP portals tend to be controlled by mobile network operators and can result in a `walled garden` environment.
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Portal

A Portal is created with ten pieces of Obsidian, and then the centre is set alight with a flint and steel. A Portal is the only way to access the Nether, and its contents. It is possible for portals to open randomly, and mobs such as Ghasts can fly through and rain fireballs on your world.
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Portal

• (n.) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces. • (a.) Of or pertaining to a porta, especially the porta of the liver; as, the portal vein, which enters the liver at the porta, and divides into capillaries after the manner of an artery. • (n.) Formerly, a small square corner in a r...
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portal

(from the article `architecture`) ...significance. The stairway, employed in the past to give `monumentality` to important buildings, frequently became more expressive than ... Throughout this period, as in the Romanesque period, the best sculptors were extensively employed on architectural decoration. The most important ... ...
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portal

(from the article `coal mining`) Accesses to a coal seam, called portals, are the first to be completed and generally the last to be sealed. A large coal mine will have several ... ...and chambers are excavated from the inside—with the overlying material left in place—and then lined as necessary to support the adjacent ground....
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portal

(por┬┤tәl) porta. pertaining to an entrance, especially the porta hepatis.
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portal

1. A door or gate; hence, a way of entrance or exit, especially one that is grand and imposing. 'Thick with sparkling orient gems The portal shone.' (Milton) 'From out the fiery portal of the east.' (Shak) ... 2. The lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions. Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of the ap...
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Portal

[architecture] A portal is an opening in a wall of a building, gate or fortification, especially a grand entrance to an important structure. Doors, metal gates or portcullis in the opening can be used to control entry or exit. The surface surrounding the opening may be made of simple building materials or decorated with ornamentation. The e...
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Portal

[magic trick] `Portal` is a magic trick performed by the illusionist David Copperfield, in which he takes a member of the audience and transports both of them to a pre-selected location (Hawaii, The Hoover Dam, Australia), before reappearing on stage. This effect has been performed in David Copperfield`s show since 2001. Portal was out of t...
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Portal

Por'tal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a porta, especially the porta of the liver; as, the portal vein, which enters the liver at the porta, and divides into capillaries after the manner of an artery. » Portal is applied to other veins which break up into capillaries; a...
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Portal

Por'tal noun [ Old French portal , French portail , Late Latin portale , from Latin porta a gate. See Port a gate.] 1. A door or gate; hence, a way of entrance or exit, especially one that is grand and imposing. « Thick with sparkling orient gems The
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Portal

A busy site often used as a starting point online through services such as messaging, news and searches.
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Portal

A doorway or entrance, especially one that is large and imposing.
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Portal

A kind of dummy doorway or blind entrance in the side of a structure, either for symbolic reasons, to achieve architectural balance, or to foil would-be robbers.
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portal

A planar frame where the lateral and bending forces are transferred by moment resisting connections from the portal rafters to the columns
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Portal

a very impressive, even monumental entrance or porch, to a building, courtyard etc
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portal

A web page through which visitors are encouraged to enter the main website for more pages and services.
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Portal

A web service which offers a wide array of features to entice users to make the portal their
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Portal

A Web site or service that offers a broad array of resources and services, such as email, forums, se
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Portal

A Web site that acts as a doorway or introduction to many other Web sites that are sometimes grouped into categories [Yahoo is a famous example].
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Portal

A web site that aims to be an entry point to the World-Wide Web, typically offering a search engine
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Portal

A web-site or service that offers a window into a broad array of resources and services. A portal also allows the provider and/or user to customise the content of the web-site to meet individual needs.
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Portal

a website that aims to be a 'doorway' to the World-Wide Web, typically offering a search engine and/or links to useful pages, and possibly news or other services - these services are usually provided for free in the hope that users will make the site their default home page or at least visit it often - most portals exist to generate advertising inc...
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Portal

A website which is designed to be a user`s main point of entry to the web. Portals attempt to achieve this by providing assistance, usually in navigation (Yahoo, Google) or information (FT.com).
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portal

an entrance to a tunnel, drift or adit in a mine.
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