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Meaning of PORTAL

Pronunciation:  'powrtl

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  1. Process-Oriented Real-Time Algorithmic Language.

    ["PORTAL - A Pascal-based Real-Time Programming Language", R. Schild in Algorithmic Languages, J.W. deBakker et al eds, N-H 1981].

  2. A web site that aims to be an entry point 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. Popular examples are yahoo and msn. Most portals on the internet exist to generate advertising income for their owners, others may be focused on a specific group of users and may be part of an intranet or extranet. Some may just concentrate on one particular subject, say technology or medicine, and are known as a vertical portals.

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 Related Terms: archway, back door, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, entrance, entrance hall, entranceway, entry, entryway, foyer, French door, front door, galilee, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, lintel, lobby, narthex, porch, porte cochere, portico, postern, propylaeum, pylon, scuttle, side door, stile, stoa, storm door, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile, vestibule