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proportion

 
Noun proportion has 4 senses
  1. proportion, proportionality - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
    --1 is a kind of quotient
    --1 has parts: proportional
    --1 has particulars:
     case-fatality proportion; case-to-infection proportion, case-to-infection ratio; content; scale; golden section, golden mean; commensurateness, correspondence, proportionateness; percentage, percent, per centum, pct; batting average
    Derived form: verb proportion2
  2. proportion, dimension - magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"
    --2 is a kind of magnitude
  3. symmetry, proportion - balance among the parts of something
    --3 is a kind of balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance
    Antonyms: disproportion
    Derived form: verb proportion1
  4. proportion, 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
    --4 is a kind of placement, arrangement
    Derived form: verb proportion1
Verb proportion has 2 senses
  1. proportion - give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"
    --1 is one way to
    harmonize, harmonise
    Derived forms: noun proportion3, noun proportion4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. proportion - adjust in size relative to other things
    --2 is one way to
    adjust, set, correct
    Derived form: noun proportion1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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