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Noun: portfolio  port'fow-lee,ow
  1. A large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers, drawings or maps; usually leather
    "he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"
     
  2. A set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
    "the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"; "every actor has a portfolio of photographs"
     
  3. A list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
    "they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio"
     
  4. The role of the head of a government department
    "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"

Derived forms: portfolios

Type of: case, function, list, listing, office, part, role, set

Encyclopedia: Portfolio