gate way


an entrance or passage that may be closed by a gate.
a structure for enclosing such an opening or entrance.
any passage by or point at which a region may be entered: New York soon became the gateway to America.
software or hardware that links two computer networks.

1700–10; gate1 + way Unabridged
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gateway (ˈɡeɪtˌweɪ)
1.  an entrance that may be closed by or as by a gate
2.  a means of entry or access: Mumbai, gateway to India
3.  (modifier) allowing entry, access, or progress to a more extreme form: gateway drug; gateway drink
4.  computing hardware and software that connect incompatible computer networks, allowing information to be passed from one to another
5.  a software utility that enables text messages to be sent and received over digital cellular telephone networks

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