Define: Vortal

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Definition: Vortal



What is the dictionary definition of Vortal?

Dictionary Definition


Internet A vertical portal; an online resource acting as an entry point for information for a single specific market or subject.

A “web portal” is a specially designed website that brings information from diverse sources, like emails, online forums and search engines, together in a uniform way. Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information often, the user can configure which ones to display. Variants of portals include mashups and intranet “dashboards” for executives and managers. The extent to which content is displayed in a “uniform way” may depend on the intended user and the intended purpose, as well as the diversity of the content. Very often design emphasis is on a certain “metaphor” for configuring and customizing the presentation of the content and the chosen implementation framework or code libraries. In addition, the role of the user in an organization may determine which content can be added to the portal or deleted from the portal configuration.


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Full Definition of Vortal


A Vertical portal. A website that serves as a gateway to most or all players in a specific industry or market such as autos, chemicals, steel, etc.


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Vortal. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/vortal/ (accessed: March 29, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Vortal. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved March 29, 2020, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/vortal/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Vortal are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January 2020.