Definition of portlet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpôrtlit/


An application used by a portal website to receive requests from clients and return information.
Example sentences
  • The framework consists of out-of-the-box portlets (software to consolidate and personalize information) for these sources that can be easily customized.
  • This will enable interoperability between portlets (Web components similar to servlets) and portals.
  • On my own site, I was able to move the event listing to the left side and the calendar to the right side (and remove the login portlet altogether), simply by modifying the definitions of the left side and right side properties.


Blend of portal1 and -let, after applet, servlet.

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Syllabification: port·let

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