(pôr'shən, pōr'-) n.
1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
2. A part separated from a whole.
3. A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
i. A helping of food.
ii. The part of an estate received by an heir.
iii. A woman's dowry.
4. A person's lot or fate.
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin