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English noun: portfolio

1. portfolio (artifact) a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather

SamplesHe remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio.

Broader (hypernym)case

2. portfolio (group) a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers

SamplesThe artist had put together a portfolio of his work.
Every actor has a portfolio of photographs.

Broader (hypernym)set

3. portfolio (communication) a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution

SamplesThey were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio.

Broader (hypernym)list, listing

4. portfolio (act) the role of the head of a government department

SamplesHe holds the portfolio for foreign affairs.

Broader (hypernym)function, office, part, role

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