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port·fo·li·o

 (pôrt-fō′lē-ō′)
n. pl. port·fo·li·os
1. A portable case for holding material, such as loose papers, photographs, or drawings.
2. A collection of works or documents that are representative of a person's skills and accomplishments: a photographer's portfolio; an artist's portfolio of drawings.
3. The office or post of a cabinet member or minister of state.
4. A group of investments held by an investor, investment company, or financial institution.

[Italian portafoglio : portare, to carry (from Latin portāre; see per- in Indo-European roots) + foglio, sheet (from Latin folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]

portfolio

(pɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ)
n, pl -os
1. a flat case, esp of leather, used for carrying maps, drawings, etc
2. (Art Terms) the contents of such a case, such as drawings, paintings, or photographs, that demonstrate recent work: an art student's portfolio.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) such a case used for carrying ministerial or state papers
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the responsibilities or role of the head of a government department: the portfolio for foreign affairs.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Minister without portfolio a cabinet minister who is not responsible for any government department
6. (Stock Exchange) the complete investments held by an individual investor or by a financial organization
[C18: from Italian portafoglio, from portāre to carry + foglio leaf, paper, from Latin folium leaf]

port•fo•li•o

(pɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-)

n., pl. -li•os.
1. a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc.
2. the contents of such a case, esp. a collection of drawings, photographs, etc., representative of a person's work.
3. such a case for carrying documents of a government department.
4. the securities, commercial paper, etc., held by a private investor, financial institution, etc.
5. the office or post of a minister of state or member of a cabinet.
[1715–25; < Italian portafoglio=porta, 3rd singular present of portare to carry (< Latin portāre) + foglio leaf, sheet (< Latin folium)]

portfolio

- Comes from Italian for "carry" and "sheets or leaves of paper."
See also related terms for sheet.

Portfolio

 a large recepticle or case; a list of securities held by a financial institution, company, or individual.
Examples: portfolio of brokers—Lipton, 1970; of choice original designs, 1794; of drawings, 1807; of stocks and shares.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portfolio - a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or mapsportfolio - a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather; "he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
2.portfolio - 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"
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
3.portfolio - 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"
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
4.portfolio - the role of the head of a government department; "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
Translations
مِحْفَظَةُ أَوْرَاقمِحْفَظَة للرَّسائِلمَنْصِب وَزير
deskyministerský úřadsložka
porteføljemappe
carteracarpetacarpeta de trabajoscartera de inversionesportafolio
asiakirjasalkkuportfoliosalkku
portfelj
tárcaminiszteri tárcaportfólió
embætti og staîa ráîherraskjalamappa
紙ばさみ
포트폴리오
ministro pareigos
dokumentu mapeministra amats/portfelisportfelis
ministerský úradochranný obal
portfölj
ผลงานที่รวบรวมไว้
cặp tài liệu

portfolio

[pɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ]
A. N (portfolios (pl)) (= file) → carpeta f; [of artist, designer] → carpeta f, portafolio m; [of business, politician] → cartera f
portfolio of sharescartera f de acciones
minister without portfolioministro/a m/f sin cartera
B. CPD portfolio management N (Fin) → administración f de la cartera de acciones

portfolio

[ˌpɔːrtˈfəʊliəʊ] n [artist] → portfolio m
[minister] → portefeuille m
the transport portfolio → le portefeuille des Transports
[investor] → portefeuille m portfolio managerportfolio manager ngestionnaire m/f de portefeuille

portfolio

n
(Akten)mappe f
(Pol: = office) → Portefeuille nt (form), → Geschäftsbereich m; minister without portfolioMinister ohne Portefeuille (form)or Geschäftsbereich
(Fin) → Portefeuille nt
(of artist, designer)Kollektion f; (Comm: = range of products) → Kollektion f

portfolio

[ˌpɔːtˈfəʊlɪəʊ] n (case) → cartella (Fin, Pol) (office) → portafoglio; (of artist, designer) → portfolio m inv
portfolio of shares → portafoglio m inv titoli

portfolio

(poːtˈfəuliəu) plural portˈfolios noun
1. a case for carrying papers, drawings etc.
2. the post or job of a government minister.

portfolio

مِحْفَظَةُ أَوْرَاق desky portefølje Aktenmappe χαρτοφύλακας cartera asiakirjasalkku portefeuille portfelj portafoglio 紙ばさみ 포트폴리오 portfolio dokumentmappe teczka portfólio портфель portfölj ผลงานที่รวบรวมไว้ portföy cặp tài liệu 公文包
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