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Definition of "portfolio" []

  • A portable case for holding material, such as loose papers, photographs, or drawings. (noun)
  • The materials collected in such a case, especially when representative of a person's work: a photographer's portfolio; an artist's portfolio of drawings. (noun)
  • The office or post of a cabinet member or minister of state. (noun)
  • A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "portfolio" in a sentence
  • "The term portfolio management refers to any strategy that protects profits, creates a range of choices, or reduces market risks."
  • "Steve, another product area just as another example, current limit switches, we have done a very good job of expanding our product into what we call portfolio which is described as a part that can go into many applications, many customers, and the current limit switch line has grown significantly going after."
  • "Paying 1.5% or so on such a portfolio is then a small price to pay."