Portal

Portal

Portal primarily refers to:
* Portal (architecture), a gate, door, or tunnel.
* Portal (fiction), a magical or technological doorway that connects two distant locations

Portal may also refer to:

Computing

* Enterprise portal, a framework to provide a single point of access to a variety of information and tools
* Portal rendering, an optimization technique in 3D computer graphics
* Portal Software, a company based in Cupertino, California
* Web portal, a site that functions as a point of access to information on the Internet

Entertainment

* "Portal" (interactive novel), an early interactive novel for personal computers
* "Portal" (TV series), a series about MMORPGs
* "Portal" (video game), a 2007 first-person puzzle game produced by Valve Corporation

Music

* Portal (UK band), an ambient/dreampop band from the UK

People

* Antoine Portal, French anatomist, doctor and medical historian
* Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, British Marshal of the RAF and Chief of the Air Staff in World War II
* Michel Portal, French composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist
* Nicolas Portal, French professional road bicycle racer

Places

* El Portal, Florida
* Portal, Georgia
* Portal, North Dakota

Biology

* Hepatic portal vein, a vein that drains blood from the digestive system
* Portal venous system, an occurrence where one capillary bed drains into another through veins

Other

* Portal (comics), a Marvel comic character
* , a set in the "Magic: The Gathering" card game
* Portal frame, a construction method
* Portal stones, a type of stone monument


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  • PORTAL (M.) — Michel PORTAL (1935 ) Certains êtres, et particulièrement certains artistes, découragent toute espèce de classement ou de définition. De Michel Portal, clarinettiste et saxophoniste (mais aussi joueur de bandonéon), interprète classique et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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