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English noun: proportion

1. proportion the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole


Broader (hypernym)quotient


Narrower (hyponym)batting average, case-fatality proportion, case-to-infection proportion, case-to-infection ratio, content, golden mean, golden section, pct, per centum, percent, percentage, rate, scale


Part holonymproportional

2. proportion (attribute) magnitude or extent


SamplesA building of vast proportions.


Synonymsdimension


Broader (hypernym)magnitude

3. proportion (shape) balance among the parts of something


Synonymssymmetry


Broader (hypernym)balance, counterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise


Antonymsdisproportion

4. proportion the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree


SamplesAn inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations.
A dry martini has a large proportion of gin.


Synonymsratio


Broader (hypernym)magnitude relation, quantitative relation

5. proportion (attribute) harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)


SamplesIn all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance.


Synonymsbalance, proportionality


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, placement


English verb: proportion

1. proportion (change) give pleasant proportions to


SamplesHarmonize a building with those surrounding it.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)harmonise, harmonize

2. proportion (change) adjust in size relative to other things


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set


Narrower (hyponym)scale down, scale up









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