Proportion

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Proportion Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"- John Ruskin
  • magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"
  • the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  • balance among the parts of something
  • adjust in size relative to other things
  • give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole ,
  • magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions" ,
  • balance among the parts of something ,
  • 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"- John Ruskin

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Proportion Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A proportion (adjective: proportionate) is a relationship between two quantities or numbers. A proportion can be expressed as a word, for example, one man may be described as smaller than another man. A proportion can usually be expressed more accurately by numbers. For example, the proportion, or mathematical relationship, between one man and two men can be written as the numbers "1/2", which is also known as a fraction or ratio. For equations of ratios, see: Proportions.



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* Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin

* Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi


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  • Women Hold Greater Proportion of CEO and Board Seats at Non-Profits Than at For-Profit Companies in the Philadelphia ...
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  • India has 2nd largest proportion of highly paid expats: Survey
    India is home to the second largest proportion of high-earning expatriates in the world after China and ahead of countries such as Switzerland, Russia and Hong Kong - according to the seventh Expat Explorer survey by HSBC Expat. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'
  • Increased share of foreign homebuyers
    The proportion of foreign homebuyers, comprising Permanent Residents (PRs) and non-PRs (NPRs), increased from 22.9 per cent in Q2 2014 to 27.7 per cent in Q3 2014, according to Knight Franks latest Research Bulletin for the Residential sector. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'

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