Proportionnoun

(countable) A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.

Percentadverb

For every hundred (used with preceding numeral to form a noun phrase expressing a proportion).

Proportionnoun

(uncountable) Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.

Percentnoun

A percentage, a proportion (especially per hundred).

‘only a small percent attain the top ranks’;

Proportionnoun

(countable) Proper or equal share.

Percentnoun

One part per hundred; one percent.

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Proportionnoun

The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.

‘the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body’;

Percentnoun

a proportion multiplied by 100

Proportionnoun

A statement of equality between two ratios.

Proportionnoun

Size.

Proportionverb

(arts) To set or render in proportion.

Proportionnoun

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.’; ‘Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely in proportion to the support which they afford to his theory.’;

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Proportionnoun

Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

Proportionnoun

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.’;

Proportionnoun

A part considered comparatively; a share.

Proportionnoun

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.

Proportionnoun

The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.

Proportionverb

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.

‘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.’;

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Proportionverb

To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.

‘Nature had proportioned her without any fault.’;

Proportionverb

To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

Proportionnoun

the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

Proportionnoun

magnitude or extent;

‘a building of vast proportions’;

Proportionnoun

balance among the parts of something

Proportionnoun

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’;

Proportionverb

give pleasant proportions to;

‘harmonize a building with those surrounding it’;

Proportionverb

adjust in size relative to other things

Proportionnoun

a part, share, or number considered in comparative relation to a whole

‘the proportion of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is rising’;

Proportionnoun

the relationship of one thing to another in terms of quantity, size, or number; ratio

‘the proportion of examination to coursework’; ‘the bleach can be diluted with water in the proportion one part bleach to ten parts water’;

Proportionnoun

the comparative measurements or size of different parts of a whole

‘the view of what constitutes perfect bodily proportions changes from one generation to the next’;

Proportionnoun

dimensions; size

‘the room, despite its ample proportions, seemed too small for him’;

Proportionnoun

the correct, attractive, or ideal relationship between one thing and another or between the parts of a whole

‘perceptions of colour, form, harmony, and proportion’;

Proportionverb

adjust or regulate (something) so that it has a particular or suitable relationship to something else

‘a life after death in which happiness can be proportioned to virtue’;