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(formerly) a slow-burning fuse used for firing rockets and fireworks and, in mining, for igniting explosives


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    [pawrt-foh-lee-oh, pohrt-] /pɔrtˈfoʊ liˌoʊ, poʊrt-/ noun, plural portfolios. 1. a flat, portable case for carrying loose papers, drawings, etc. 2. such a case for carrying documents of a government department. 3. the total holdings of the securities, commercial paper, etc., of a financial institution or private investor. 4. the office or post of a minister […]

  • Portfolio career

    noun a tapestry of a variety of eclectic employment experiences; employment in a series of short-contract or part-time positions Examples A portfolio career allowed her to balance work and family obligations. Usage Note slang

  • Portfolio worker

    noun 1. a person in portfolio employment noun a person employed in a series of eclectic positions or in part-time or short-contract positions

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    noun 1. the practice of working for several employers simultaneously rather than working full-time for a single employer

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