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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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