# Reproportion

**noun**

1.

comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio.

2.

proper relation between things or parts:

to have tastes way out of proportion to one’s financial means.

3.

relative size or extent.

4.

proportions, dimensions or size:

a rock of gigantic proportions.

5.

a portion or part in its relation to the whole:

A large proportion of the debt remains.

6.

symmetry, harmony, or balance:

an architect with a sense of proportion.

7.

the significance of a thing or event that an objective view reveals:

You must try to see these mishaps in proportion.

8.

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.

9.

Archaic. analogy; comparison.

**verb** (used with object)

10.

to adjust in proper proportion or relation, as to size, quantity, etc.

11.

to balance or harmonize the proportions of.

**noun**

1.

the relationship between different things or parts with respect to comparative size, number, or degree; relative magnitude or extent; ratio

2.

the correct or desirable relationship between parts of a whole; balance or symmetry

3.

a part considered with respect to the whole

4.

(pl) dimensions or size: a building of vast proportions

5.

a share, part, or quota

6.

(maths) a relationship that maintains a constant ratio between two variable quantities: x increases in direct proportion to y

7.

(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)

8.

to adjust in relative amount, size, etc

9.

to cause to be harmonious in relationship of parts

proportion

(prə-pôr’shən)

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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