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dictionary | November 17, 2015

Portal

Definition

(noun) A site created for a specific audience that provides a way to access a deeper, more comprehensive site. A portal can be a vortal (vertical portal; narrow topic, specific vertical) or a hortal (horizontal portal; broad topic).

Example

“The university housing portal site is designed to offer access to almost everything students need to manage their housing options and payments.”

Alternate definition: A rabbit hole that leads to a wide array of information and services based on specific areas of interest.

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