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[pawr-tns, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tns, ˈpoʊr-/
noun, Archaic.
bearing; behavior.
Origin of portance
1580-90; < Middle French; see port5, -ance Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Such types of service are still limited in application but of growing im-portance.
  • These plans are of utmost im- portance, because they may prevent wide- spread damage in case of facility failure.
  • The chloride ion present during the displacement process was of no im- portance.
  • Growing of berries and fruits and raising of beef cattle are of lesser im-portance.
  • Proper operation of the photometer is of critical im- portance to the accuracy of this procedure.

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