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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  • Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.: study
    By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Nevada has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants of any U.S. state at 7.6 percent of its population while the number of illegal immigrants nationwide is leveling off at about 11.2 million, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study by the Pew Research Center looked at U.S. illegal immigrant population trends over a three Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'
  • Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.
    © Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, people rally for comprehensive immigration reform outside the White House in Washington. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'
  • The laws of proportion
    Lovells, an international law firm headquartered in one of the old wings of Slovanský dům, has created a balanced combination of the classical and the modern in its interior: “We offer a sense of stability, reliability, and tradition, all in a purely contemporary style,” says Thomas Bettelheim, a managing partner. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'

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