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[pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-] /prəˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjusted to proper proportion or relation.
having proportions as specified:
a badly proportioned room.
comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio.
proper relation between things or parts:
to have tastes way out of proportion to one’s financial means.
relative size or extent.
proportions, dimensions or size:
a rock of gigantic proportions.
a portion or part in its relation to the whole:
A large proportion of the debt remains.
symmetry, harmony, or balance:
an architect with a sense of proportion.
the significance of a thing or event that an objective view reveals:
You must try to see these mishaps in proportion.
Mathematics. a relation of four quantities such that the first divided by the second is equal to the third divided by the fourth; the equality of ratios.
Compare rule of three.
Archaic. analogy; comparison.
verb (used with object)
to adjust in proper proportion or relation, as to size, quantity, etc.
to balance or harmonize the proportions of.
the relationship between different things or parts with respect to comparative size, number, or degree; relative magnitude or extent; ratio
the correct or desirable relationship between parts of a whole; balance or symmetry
a part considered with respect to the whole
(pl) dimensions or size: a building of vast proportions
a share, part, or quota
(maths) a relationship that maintains a constant ratio between two variable quantities: x increases in direct proportion to y
(maths) a relationship between four numbers or quantities in which the ratio of the first pair equals the ratio of the second pair
verb (transitive)
to adjust in relative amount, size, etc
to cause to be harmonious in relationship of parts
A statement of equality between two ratios. Four quantities, a, b, c, and d, are said to be in proportion if a/b = c/d .
see: out of proportion


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