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## proportion

n
1    the relationship between different things or parts with respect to comparative size, number, or degree; relative magnitude or extent; ratio
2    the correct or desirable relationship between parts of a whole; balance or symmetry
3    a part considered with respect to the whole
4    pl   dimensions or size
a building of vast proportions
5    a share, part, or quota
6      (Maths)   a relationship that maintains a constant ratio between two variable quantities
x increases in direct proportion to y
7      (Maths)   a relationship between four numbers or quantities in which the ratio of the first pair equals the ratio of the second pair
vb   tr
8    to adjust in relative amount, size, etc.
9    to cause to be harmonious in relationship of parts
(C14: from Latin proportio (a translation of Greek analogia), from phrase pro portione, literally: for (its, his, one's) portion)
proportionability      n
proportionment      n
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## proportion

1    distribution, ratio, relationship, relative amount
2    agreement, balance, congruity, correspondence, harmony, symmetry
3    amount, cut     (informal)   division, fraction, measure, part, percentage, quota, segment, share
4      (plural)    amplitude, breadth, bulk, capacity, dimensions, expanse, extent, magnitude, measurements, range, scope, size, volume

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