HyperDic: proportion

English > 7 senses of the word proportion:
NOUNrelationproportionthe quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole
attributeproportion, dimensionmagnitude or extent
shapeproportion, symmetrybalance among the parts of something
relationproportion, ratiothe relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
attributeproportion, proportionality, balanceharmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
VERBchangeproportiongive pleasant proportions / proportions to
changeproportionadjust in size relative to other things
proportion > pronunciation
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English > proportion: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole.
PartsproportionalOne of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
Narrowerbatting average(an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds
case-fatality proportionThe number of cases of a disease ending in death divided by the number of cases of the disease
case-to-infection proportion, case-to-infection ratioThe number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease
contentThe proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
golden section, golden meanThe proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short
percentage, percent, per centum, pctA proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
rateA quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure
scaleThe ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
BroaderquotientThe ratio of two quantities to be divided
Spanishproporción
Catalanproporció
Verbsproportionadjust in size relative to other things
English > proportion: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningmagnitude or extent.
Example"a building of vast proportions"
Synonymdimension
BroadermagnitudeThe property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
Spanishdimensión, proporción
Catalandimensió, proporció
English > proportion: 7 senses > noun 3, shape
Meaningbalance among the parts of something.
Synonymsymmetry
Broaderbalance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalanceequality of distribution
Oppositedisproportionlack of proportion / proportion
Spanishproporción, simetría
Catalanproporció, simetria
Verbsproportiongive pleasant proportions / proportions to
English > proportion: 7 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningThe relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree.
Examples
  • "an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations"
  • "a dry martini has a large proportion of gin"
Synonymratio
Broadermagnitude relation, quantitative relationA relation between magnitudes
English > proportion: 7 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningharmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design).
Synonymsproportionality, balance
Broaderplacement, arrangementThe spatial property of the way in which something is placed
Spanishequilibrio, proporción
Catalanequilibri, proporció
Verbsproportiongive pleasant proportions / proportions to
English > proportion: 7 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGive pleasant proportions / proportions to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderharmonize, harmoniseBring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously
Spanisharmonizar, proporcionar
Catalanproporcionar
Nounsproportionharmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
proportionbalance among the parts of something
English > proportion: 7 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningAdjust in size relative to other things.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Narrowerscale downReduce proportionally
scale upincrease proportionally
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Spanishproporcionar
Catalanproporcionar
Nounsproportionthe quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole

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