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portfolio

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noun port·fo·lio \pȯrt-ˈfō-lē-ˌō\

Simple Definition of portfolio

  • : a flat case for carrying documents or drawings

  • : a set of drawings, paintings, or photographs that are presented together in a folder

  • finance : the investments that are owned by a person or organization

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of portfolio

plural

portfolios

  1. 1 :  a hinged cover or flexible case for carrying loose papers, pictures, or pamphlets

  2. 2 [from the use of such a case to carry documents of state] :  the office and functions of a minister of state or member of a cabinet

  3. 3 :  the securities held by an investor :  the commercial paper held by a financial house (as a bank)

  4. 4 :  a set of pictures (as drawings or photographs) usually bound in book form or loose in a folder

  5. 5 :  a selection of a student's work (as papers and tests) compiled over a period of time and used for assessing performance or progress


PORTFOLIO Defined for Kids

portfolio

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noun port·fo·lio \pȯrt-ˈfō-lē-ˌō\

Definition of portfolio for Students

plural

portfolios

  1. 1 :  a flat case for carrying papers or drawings

  2. 2 :  a collection of art (as paintings) presented together in a folder




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portfolio

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noun port·fo·lio \pōrt-ˈfō-lē-ō\

Legal Definition of portfolio

  1. :  the securities held by an investor :  the commercial paper held by a financial institution (as a bank)




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