I'm a bit baffled regarding the use of the "portal" keyword.
My understanding is that a portal is a general web page containing several portlets, each of which is a rendering of data fetched from a different source. Example: iGoogle
Reason for my bafflement (it's a word, I checked):
We built a set of web applications/services using IBM Websphere Portal for our client (a university). Each of the university services has its separate set of web pages (no portlets). The apps/services are accessed from the university's website using SSO (Single Sign-On). Our client uses the word "portal" to refer to them, although the concept of "portlets" doesn't exist.
So, is it a portal?