Proportion (IPA: /pɹəˈpɔɹʃən/)

Proportion (n.) |

The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body. |

Proportion (n.) |

Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion. |

Proportion (n.) |

The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot. |

Proportion (n.) |

A part considered comparatively; a share. |

Proportion (n.) |

The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth. |

Proportion (n.) |

The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional. |

Proportion (v.) |

To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income. |

Proportion (v.) |

To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body. |

Proportion (v.) |

To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion. |

Proportion |

Principle of architectural theory that describes the relationships between elements of a design |

Proportion |

Equality ratio between two quantities |

Proportion Synonyms |

Dimension |

Proportion Synonyms |

Proportionality, Balance |

Proportion Synonyms |

Symmetry |

Proportion Rhymes

Forshan, Portion |

Abortion, Apportion, Contortion, Distortion, Extortion, Proportion |

Antiabortion |

Spanish Translation |

Proportion in Spanish is Proporción |

Tagalog Translation |

Proportion in Tagalog is Kaugnayan |

Example Sentence (Quote)"A luminous body will appear more brilliant in proportion as it is surrounded by deeper shadow." - Leonardo da Vinci |

Example Sentence (Quote)" Entre esprit et talent il y a la proportion du tout Ã sa partié." - Genius |

Example Sentence (Quote)" Government can't do anything for you except in proportion as it can do something to you." - William F. Buckley, Jr. |

Example Sentence (Quote)"In giving, a man receives more than he gives, and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given." - Gifts |

Example Sentence (Quote)"In proportion as society refines, new books must ever become more necessary." - Books |

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