Dictionary Results for proportion


1. proportion - noun

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

Hypernym(s): quotient




2. proportion - noun

· magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"

Synonym(s): dimension

Hypernym(s): magnitude




3. proportion - noun

· balance among the parts of something

Synonym(s): symmetry

Hypernym(s): balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance

Antonym(s): disproportion




4. proportion - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): ratio

Hypernym(s): magnitude_relation, quantitative_relation




5. proportion - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): proportionality, balance

Hypernym(s): placement, arrangement




6. proportion - verb

· give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"

Hypernym(s): harmonize, harmonise




7. proportion - verb

· adjust in size relative to other things

Hypernym(s): adjust, set, correct





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