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noun [countable] portion pronunciation in British English /ˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n/
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singularportion
pluralportions

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  1. 1
    a part of an amount or total
    portion of: We’re spending a larger portion of our income on entertainment.
    Only a small portion of the population could tell you what the government’s policy is.
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    1. a.
      a part of anything
      You need a cake big enough to be divided into sixteen portions.
      portion of: These statistics explain only a portion of the problem.
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  2. 2
    the amount of food that one person eats at a meal
    If you eat smaller portions, you will begin to lose weight.
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