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proportion

pro·por·tion

proportion

 
pronunciation:
pr por shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part of a whole.
A large proportion of the forest will be cut down.
synonyms:
division, fraction, part, percentage, portion
similar words:
amount, content, measure, segment, share
definition 2: the relationship in number or size of two things or sets of things; ratio.
The proportion of girls to boys in our class is eleven to twelve.
synonyms:
ratio
similar words:
balance, distribution, relation, relationship
definition 3: (plural) size.
The millionaire built a house of enormous proportions.
synonyms:
dimensions, magnitude, size
similar words:
breadth, bulk, mass, measurements, width
derivation: proportionment (n.)