Portal vs Wormhole - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between portal and wormhole
is that portal
is portal (grandiose and often lavish entrance
) while wormhole
is a hole burrowed by a worm.
A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
- Thick with sparkling orient gems / The portal shone.
(Internet) A website that acts as an entrance to other websites on the Internet.
- The local library, a portal of knowledge.
(anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.
(fiction) A magical or technological leading to another location, period in time or dimension.
(architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
(architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
(bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.
A prayer book or breviary; a portass.
- The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.
(anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.
- the portal vein
* worme-hole (obsolete)
a hole burrowed by a worm
(relativity) A hypothetical shortcut between two points in spacetime, permitting faster-than-light travel and sometimes time travel.
- To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.
* (a spacetime construct) Einstein-Rosen bridge