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Dictionary entry: portal
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QQLOU24

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Portal also refers to a science-fiction device that allows for instant travel, or in other words, teleportation
I am not sure what the word for portal is in french
 
  • DearPrudence

    Dépêche Mod (AL mod)
    Dictionary Editor
    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Hello, QQLOU24 :)

    I think this would rather be a question for the English-French forum, and that "portail" would also work in French.
    I am not sure this warrants another sense in the dictionary but I'll let the enbase editors decide.
     

    DrD

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    England English
    Hello,

    Thank you for your message. I've had a look at a few monolingual dictionaries, and none of them has a separate definition for a science fiction meaning of portal. Essentially, I think it is still a gateway or entrance (just to somewhere else entirely, instead of a building or whatever that's right in front of you). So I think an additional sense isn't necessary, but I have added a more sci-fi sentence. That will go to our translation teams for review. Once that's been done, it will appear in the dictionaries the next time they are updated.
     
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