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proportion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word proportion

Definition
(noun) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
Definition
(noun) magnitude or extent
Synonyms : dimension
Example Sentence
  • a building of vast proportions

Definition
(noun) balance among the parts of something
Synonyms : symmetry

Definition
(noun) the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
Synonyms : ratio
Example Sentence
  • an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations
  • a dry martini has a large proportion of gin

Definition
(noun) harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
Synonyms : balance , proportionality
Example Sentence
  • in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance

Definition
(verb) give pleasant proportions to
Example Sentence
  • harmonize a building with those surrounding it

Definition
(verb) adjust in size relative to other things

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