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1. proportion

noun. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole.

Synonyms

  • scale
  • content
  • batting average
  • case-to-infection ratio
  • percentage
  • case-fatality proportion
  • golden section
  • golden mean
  • quotient
  • per centum
  • case-to-infection proportion
  • rate
  • percent
  • proportional

Antonyms

  • upgrade
  • downgrade
  • disproportionate
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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A common misspelling of proportion is propotion

Example sentences of the word proportion


1. Noun, singular or mass
People with a higher proportion of bone and muscle to fat are more likely to sink than swim.

Quotes containing the word proportion


1. The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

3. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anaïs Nin

2. proportion

noun. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] magnitude or extent.

Synonyms

  • magnitude

Antonyms

  • unhappy
  • dissatisfy

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. proportion

noun. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] balance among the parts of something.

Synonyms

  • symmetry
  • equilibrium
  • equipoise
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • radial asymmetry
  • asymmetry
  • inequality
  • disequilibrium

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. proportion

verb. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] adjust in size relative to other things.

Synonyms

  • adjust
  • scale down
  • scale up
  • correct

Antonyms

  • scale down
  • imbalance
  • anisotropy
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. proportion

verb. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] give pleasant proportions to.

Synonyms

  • harmonise

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. proportion

noun. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design).

Synonyms

  • arrangement
  • placement
  • proportionality

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • belief
  • unbelief
  • displeased

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. proportion

noun. ['prəˈpɔrʃən'] the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree.

Synonyms

  • magnitude relation
  • ratio

Antonyms

  • rejection
  • immoderation
  • deceleration

Etymology

  • proporcion (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • proportion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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