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proportion   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 prәˋporʃәn,-ˋpɒr- 〕


〔 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)