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**proportion**(n = noun.linkdef) - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole;
has parts:
proportional
**proportion**(n = noun.attribute) dimension - magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"
is a kind of
magnitude
**proportion**(n = noun.shape) symmetry - balance among the parts of something;
is a kind of
balance,
counterbalance,
equilibrium,
equipoise
**proportion**(n = noun.linkdef) ratio - the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree; "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin"
is a kind of
magnitude relation,
quantitative relation
**proportion**(n = noun.attribute) balance, proportionality - harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"
is a kind of
arrangement,
placement

has particulars: case-fatality proportion, case-to-infection proportion, case-to-infection ratio, content, rate, scale, golden mean, golden section, pct, per centum, percent, percentage, batting average

is a kind of quotient

Derived form verb proportion

Antonym: disproportion

Derived form verb proportion

Derived form verb proportion

**proportion**(v = verb.change) - give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"
is one way to
harmonise,
harmonize
**proportion**(v = verb.change) - adjust in size relative to other things;
is one way to
adjust,
correct,
set

Derived forms noun proportion

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Derived form noun proportion

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- 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. [
*1913 Webster*]"The image of Christ, made after his own proportion." [*1913 Webster*]"Formed in the best proportions of her sex." [*1913 Webster*]"Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely in proportion to the support which they afford to his theory." [*1913 Webster*] - Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.
*Rom. xii. 6.*[*1913 Webster*] - The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot. [
*1913 Webster*]"Let the women . . . do the same things in their proportions and capacities." [*1913 Webster*] - A part considered comparatively; a share. [
*1913 Webster*] - 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. [*1913 Webster*]

- 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. [
*1913 Webster*]"In the loss of an object we do not proportion our grief to the real value . . . but to the value our fancies set upon it." [*1913 Webster*] - To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body. [
*1913 Webster*]"Nature had proportioned her without any fault." [*1913 Webster*] - To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion. [
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--n.

1 a a comparative part or share (a large proportion of the profits). b a comparative ratio (the proportion of births to deaths).

2 the correct or pleasing relation of things or parts of a thing (the house has fine proportions; exaggerated out of all proportion).

3 (in pl.) dimensions; size (large proportions).

4 Math. a an equality of ratios between two pairs of quantities, e.g. 3:5 and 9:15. b a set of such quantities. c Math. = rule of three; see also direct proportion, inverse proportion.

--v.tr. (usu. foll. by to) make (a thing etc.) proportionate (must proportion the punishment to the crime).

Idiom

in proportion

1 by the same factor.

2 without exaggerating (importance etc.) (must get the facts in proportion).

1 by the same factor.

2 without exaggerating (importance etc.) (must get the facts in proportion).

Derivative

proportioned adj. (also in comb.). proportionless adj. proportionment n.

Etymology

ME f. OF proportion or L proportio (as PRO-(1), PORTION)

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