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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

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 Click for Synonyms of proportion on WikiThesaurus Check domain name registration of proportion.com on NameReports