Noun: proportion pru'por-shun- 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"; - dimension - Balance among the parts of something
- symmetry - The relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
"a dry martini has a large proportion of gin"; "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; - ratio - 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 proportion"; - proportionality, balance Verb: proportion pru'por-shun- Give pleasant proportions to
"red brick with white stone dressings and a beautifully proportioned hall" - Adjust in size relative to other things
Derived forms: proportions, proportioning, proportioned Type of: adjust, arrangement, balance, correct, counterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise, harmonise [Brit], harmonize, magnitude, magnitude relation, placement, quantitative relation, quotient, set Antonym: disproportion Encyclopedia: Proportion |