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proportion

pro·por·tion

proportion

 
pronunciation:
pr por shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a part or fraction of a whole.
What proportion of the students require special assistance?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 comparative relationship between different things or quantities; ratio.
The proportion of men to women at the school is two to one.
synonyms:
ratio
similar words:
balance, distribution, mix, relation, relationship
definition 3: the proper relationship between things or parts with respect to size or amount.
Make sure you add the ingredients in proportion.
antonyms:
disproportion
similar words:
balance, equilibrium
definition 4: harmony among parts or elements; symmetry; balance.
Her paintings demonstrate proportion of line and color.
synonyms:
harmony, symmetry
antonyms:
disproportion
similar words:
agreement, balance, unity
definition 5: (pl.) size; dimensions.
He designed a statue of enormous proportions.
synonyms:
dimensions, magnitude, size
similar words:
breadth, bulk, mass, measurements, width
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: proportioned, proportioning, proportions
definition: to adjust with the intention of having sizes or parts in proper relation to each other.
The architect proportioned the rooms cleverly.
synonyms:
adjust, balance, modulate
antonyms:
disproportion
similar words:
adapt, apportion, conform, equalize, fit, gear, harmonize, portion, regulate
derivation: proportionment (n.)