Location vs Portion - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between location and portion

is that location is a particular point or place in physical space while portion is portion.

location

Noun

(en noun)
  • A particular point or place in physical space.
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  • An act of locating.
  • * 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. ''v.'' Snodgrass'', reprinted in, 1887, , volume 12, page 207 [http://google.com/books?id=1ss-AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA207&dq=location]:
  • The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  • (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
  • * 2011 , Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
  • It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations

    Synonyms

    * (a place) place

    Derived terms

    * geolocation

    Anagrams

    * ----

    portion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An allocated amount.
  • That which is divided off or separated, as a part from a whole; a separated part of anything.
  • One's fate; lot.
  • * Bible, Luke xii. 46
  • The lord of that servant will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
  • * Keble
  • Man's portion is to die and rise again.
  • The part of an estate given or falling to a child or heir; an inheritance.
  • * Bible, Luke xv. 12
  • Give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
  • A wife's fortune; a dowry.
  • * 1613 , , V. iv. 31:
  • Commend me to her, and to piece her portion / Tender her this.

    Usage notes

    Relatively formal, compared to the more informal part or more concrete and casual piece. For example, “part of the money” (both informal) but “portion of the proceeds” (both formal).

    Synonyms

    * part * piece

    Derived terms

    * portionless * proportion

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes.
  • To endow with a portion or inheritance.
  • Him portioned maids, apprenticed orphans, blest. — Alexander Pope.

    Usage notes

    * Particularly used as portion out. * Relatively formal, compared to the more informal divide, divide up, or the casual divvy, divvy up.

    Synonyms

    * divide, divide up * divvy, divvy up

    Derived terms

    * portion off * portion out