Repository vs. Portal

Repository vs. Portal — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Repository and Portal

Repositorynoun

A place where things may be put for safekeeping.

Portalnoun

A doorway, entrance, or gate, especially one that is large and imposing.

Repositorynoun

A warehouse.

Portalnoun

An entrance or a means of entrance

the local library, a portal of knowledge.

Repositorynoun

A museum.

Portalnoun

The portal vein.

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Repositorynoun

A burial vault; a tomb.

Portalnoun

A website considered as an entry point to other websites, often by being or providing access to a search engine.

Repositorynoun

One that contains or is a store of something specified

"Bone marrow is also the repository for some leukemias and lymphomas" (Seth Rolbein).

Portaladjective

Of or relating to the portal vein or the portal system.

Repositorynoun

One who is entrusted with secrets or confidential information.

Portaladjective

Of or relating to a point of entrance to an organ, especially the transverse fissure of the liver, through which the blood vessels enter.

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Repositorynoun

A location for storage, often for safety or preservation.

Portalnoun

An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.

The local library, a portal of knowledge.

Repositorynoun

(computing) a storage location for files, such as downloadable software packages, or files in a source control system.

Portalnoun

(Internet) A website or page that acts as an entrance to other websites or pages on the Internet.

The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.

Repositorynoun

A burial vault.

Portalnoun

(anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.

Repositorynoun

(figurative) A person to whom a secret is entrusted.

Portalnoun

(fiction) A magical or technological doorway leading to another location, period in time or dimension.

Repositorynoun

(dated) A place where things are kept for sale; a shop.

Portalnoun

(architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.

Repositorynoun

a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

Portalnoun

(architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.

Repositorynoun

a person to whom a secret is entrusted

Portalnoun

A grandiose and often lavish entrance.

Repositorynoun

a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

Portalnoun

(bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.

Portalnoun

A prayer book or breviary; a portass.

Portaladjective

(anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.

the portal vein

Portalnoun

a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically);

the portals of the cathedralthe portals of heaventhe portals of success

Portalnoun

a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet;

a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc.

Portalnoun

a short vein that carries blood into the liver