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n 1: the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is
divided by the magnitude of the whole [syn: proportionality
2: magnitude or extent; “a building of vast proportions”
3: balance among the parts of something [syn: symmetry
4: 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
v 1: give pleasant proportions to; “harmonize a building with
those surrounding it”
2: adjust in size relative to other things
English → English
, n. [F., fr. L. proportio; pro before
+ portio part or share. See Portion
1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or
to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree;
comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the
parts of a building, or of the body.
The image of Christ, made after his own proportion.
Formed in the best proportions of her sex. --Sir W.
Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely
in proportion to the support which they afford to
his theory. --Macaulay.
2. Harmonic relation between parts, or between different
things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or
adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion. “Let
us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.”
3. The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a
rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.
Let the women . . . do the same things in their
proportions and capacities. --Jer. Taylor.
4. A part considered comparatively; a share.
(a) The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of
geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities
such that the quotient of the first divided by the
second is equal to that of the third divided by the
fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion
distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in
which the difference of the first and second is equal
to the difference of the third and fourth.
Note: Proportion in the mathematical sense differs from
ratio. Ratio is the relation of two quantities of the
same kind, as the ratio of 5 to 10, or the ratio of 8
to 16. Proportion is the sameness or likeness of two
such relations. Thus, 5 to 10 as 8 to 16; that is, 5
bears the same relation to 10 as 8 does to 16. Hence,
such numbers are said to be in proportion. Proportion
is expressed by symbols thus:
[1913 Webster] a:b::c:d, or a:b = c:d, or a/b = c/d.
(b) The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three
given terms, together with the one sought, are
, Inverse proportion
, etc. See under
or Musical proportion
, a relation
of three or four quantities, such that the first is to the
last as the difference between the first two is to the
difference between the last two; thus, 2, 3, 6, are in
harmonical proportion; for 2 is to 6 as 1 to 3. Thus, 24,
16, 12, 9, are harmonical, for 24:9::8:3.
, according as; to the degree that. “In
proportion as they are metaphysically true, they are
morally and politically false.”
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proportioned
p. pr. & vb. n. Proportioning
.] [Cf. F. proportionner. Cf.
1. To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one
part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building
to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our
In the loss of an object we do not proportion our
grief to the real value . . . but to the value our
fancies set upon it. --Addison.
2. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the
Nature had proportioned her without any fault. --Sir
3. To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.