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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.

### Words and phrases related to 'Proportion'

accommodate | accord | acreage | adapt | addition |

adjust | agreement | allegory | allotment | allowance |

amount | amplitude | analogousness | analogy | approximation |

area | arrangement | array |

### 'Proportion' example sentence in quotations

* Life shrinks or expands in

* Heaven always bears some

* The quality of a person's life is in direct

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**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 LombardiClick here for more related quotations on 'Proportion'

### Proportion Sample Sentences in News

- Fewer people working long hours

Queenstown-Lakes district had the highest**proportion**of people employed full-time, at 62 percent. Kawerau district had the lowest, at 31 percent. For part-time work, the**proportion**also jumped - to 13 percent in 2013, compared with 9 percent in 2006," Census Customer Focus Manager Gareth Meech said. Nearly one-quarter of employed people were in the â€˜profess Read more on this news related to 'Proportion' - Prepoll results for NSW election 2015: Electoral commission says increasing numbers voting before election day

An increasing**proportion**of people are voting before election day and making decisions based on a narrower set of policy announcements, according to election analysis. Read more on this news related to 'Proportion' - Pain and gain in housing

The**proportion**of homes sold for less than they cost has fallen, but whether your home is worth less than you paid for it depends on when you bought it. The "Pain and Gain" report from CoreLogic ... Read more on this news related to 'Proportion'