Port (disambiguation)

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A port is a facility for receiving ships and transferring cargo.

Port or ports may also refer to:

Transportation[edit]

  • Port and starboard, terms for the left and right sides of air- or water-craft
  • Exhaust or transfer orifice of a two stroke engine
  • Facilities facilitating or regulating transport of goods and/or personnel:

Computing[edit]

  • Computer port (hardware), a physical interface between a computer and other electronic devices
  • I/O port, a location in port address space associated with peripheral device
  • Port (computer networking), a virtual data connection between computer programs
  • Porting, modification of software for compatibility with previously inapplicable resources
  • Ports collection, part of the package management infrastructure of modern BSD-derived operating systems
  • PORT.hu, a Hungarian database of actors and several performance media

Places[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Port (medical), a small medical appliance installed in the body
  • PORT Score, a tool for predicting risk of death from pneumonia

Other uses[edit]

  • Port (surname)
  • PORT, an arts blog edited by Jeff Jahn
  • Port wine, a fortified wine from Portugal made from grapes harvested in the Douro Valley
  • Porting (engine), modification of the shape and size of the engine's ports to enhance aerodynamic flow
  • Ported barrel, a gun barrel with holes drilled into it that are designed to reduce the tendency of the firearm to flip upwards
  • Port (circuit theory), a pair of terminals with equal and opposite current flows
  • Ports Authority F.C., a Sierra Leonean professional football club
  • Ports collection, part of the package management infrastructure of modern BSD-derived operating systems
  • Ports 1961, a fashion brand
  • Bass reflex, aka Reflex port or Ported system, a system to increase loudspeaker efficiency

See also[edit]