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Proportion 1Definition: 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.
Proportion 2Definition: Harmonic relation between
parts, or between different
things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.
Proportion 3Definition: The portion one
receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.
Proportion 4Definition: A part considered comparatively; a share.
Proportion 5Definition: 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.
Proportion 6Definition: The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given
terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.
Proportion 7Definition: 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.
Proportion 8Definition: To form with symmetry or
suitableness, as the
parts of the body.
Proportion 9Definition: To divide into equal or just
shares; to apportion.
proportion 10Definition: 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
proportion 11Definition: magnitude or extent; "a building of vast
proportion 12Definition: the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
proportion 13Definition: balance among the parts of something
proportion 14Definition: adjust in size relative to other things
proportion 15Definition: give pleasant
proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"