See also: portfólió and portfólio



From Italian portafoglio; cognate with French portefeuille (folder, wallet), from Latin portāre (to carry) and folium (sheet). The meaning "collection of responsibilities" came by extension in the 1930s.



portfolio (plural portfolios)

  1. A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents. [from 1720s]
  2. (by extension) The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
  3. (politics) The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department. [from 1930s]
    Synonym: ministry
  4. (finance) The group of investments and other assets held by an investor. [from 1950s]
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
  5. (business) A collection of assets generally.
    I would like to introduce you to our portfolio of services.
  6. A range of products.
    product portfolio


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Inflection of portfolio (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative portfolio portfoliot
genitive portfolion portfolioiden
partitive portfoliota portfolioita
illative portfolioon portfolioihin
singular plural
nominative portfolio portfoliot
accusative nom. portfolio portfoliot
gen. portfolion
genitive portfolion portfolioiden
partitive portfoliota portfolioita
inessive portfoliossa portfolioissa
elative portfoliosta portfolioista
illative portfolioon portfolioihin
adessive portfoliolla portfolioilla
ablative portfoliolta portfolioilta
allative portfoliolle portfolioille
essive portfoliona portfolioina
translative portfolioksi portfolioiksi
instructive portfolioin
abessive portfoliotta portfolioitta
comitative portfolioineen
Possessive forms of portfolio (type valtio)
possessor singular plural
1st person portfolioni portfoliomme
2nd person portfoliosi portfolionne
3rd person portfolionsa



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portfolio m (plural portfolios)

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