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vortal

Syllabification: vor·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈvôrdl
 
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Definition of vortal in English:

noun

An Internet site that provides a directory of links to information related to a particular industry.
Example sentences
  • As the web grows larger over time, specialty directories (also known as vertical portals or ‘vortals’) focused on your business area may help you get more link popularity and your company name out to the public.
  • But, it only stands to gain if the project aims to be a vortal for the NGO community in India.
  • These portals have some information about everything, but insufficient on specific areas of interest which gives rise to vertical portals or vortals.

Origin

1990s: blend of v(ertical) (as in vertical industry, an industry specializing in a narrow range of goods and services), and (p)ortal.

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