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1 : a part of a larger amount, area, etc.

A portion of the donations will be given to the orphanage.

Portions of land were used for farming.

A considerable/significant portion of the city was flooded.

2 : a part of something that is shared with other people — usually singular

A portion of the blame belongs to you.

He took on a large portion of the work.

3 : the amount of food that is served to a person at one time

The restaurant gives large/generous portions.

I'll just have a small portion [=serving] of meat.

She divided the pie into six equal portions.

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