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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Proportion Sample Sentences in News


  • Number of foreign tenants living in local authority properties up 3% since 2010
    The proportion of council houses occupied by foreigners has soared to around one in ten since David Cameron entered Downing Street. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'
  • CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low
    The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'
  • One in 10 council houses is occupied by a foreigner
    Proportion has jumped since the Coalition was formed in 2010 Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'

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