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gateway

noun
     
Related topics: Household, Computers
gate‧way
1 [countable]DH the opening in a fence, wall etc that can be closed by a gate
2

gateway to something

a) a place, especially a city, that you can go through in order to reach another much bigger place:
St. Louis is the gateway to the West.
b) a way of achieving something:
To me a home in the country is a gateway to happiness.
3TDTD [countable] a way of connecting two computer networks

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