Definition of PROPORTION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole ;

  • 4. (

    ) the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree; "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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 ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it" ;

  • 2. (

    ) adjust in size relative to other things ;

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