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Definition of Proportion

Proportion

  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.
  2. Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.
  3. The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.
  4. A part considered comparatively; a share.
  5. 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, in 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.
  6. The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.
  7. 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 income.
  8. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.
  9. To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

Proportion Quotations

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vince Lombardi

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Michael J. Fox

If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
Elon Musk

Every one must understand that, whatever be the evil of slavery, it is not increased by its diffusion. Every one familiar with it knows that it is in proportion to its sparseness that it becomes less objectionable. Wherever there is an immediate connexion between the master and slave, whatever there is of harshness in the system is diminished.
Jefferson Davis
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Proportion Translations

proportion in Afrikaans is verhouding
proportion in Dutch is evenredigheid, proportie, verhouding
proportion in French is proportion
proportion in Italian is riferimento, dosaggio

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