### Search Result：proportion

KK Pronunciation

〔 prәˋporʃәn,-ˋpɒr- 〕

Pronunciation

〔 prәˊpɒːʃәn 〕

Overview of noun proportion

#### The noun proportion has 5 senses

**proportion**-- (the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole)**proportion, dimension**-- (magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions")**symmetry, proportion**-- (balance among the parts of something)**proportion, ratio**-- (the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree; "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"; "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin")**proportion, proportionality, balance**-- (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)

Overview of verb proportion

#### The verb proportion has 2 senses

**proportion**-- (give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it")**proportion**-- (adjust in size relative to other things)