NOUN | relation | proportion | the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole |
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attribute | proportion, dimension | magnitude or extent | |

shape | proportion, symmetry | balance among the parts of something | |

relation | proportion, ratio | the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree | |

attribute | proportion, proportionality, balance | harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) | |

VERB | change | proportion | give pleasant proportions / proportions to |

change | proportion | adjust in size relative to other things |

Sounds | prahpao'rshahn | |
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Rhymes | Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn... |

Meaning | The quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole. | |
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Parts | proportional | One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion |

Narrower | batting average | (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds |

case-fatality proportion | The 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 ratio | The number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease | |

content | The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc. | |

golden section, golden mean | The proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short | |

percentage, percent, per centum, pct | A proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred) | |

rate | A quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure | |

scale | The ratio between the size of something and a representation of it | |

Broader | quotient | The ratio of two quantities to be divided |

Spanish | proporción | |

Catalan | proporció | |

Verbs | proportion | adjust in size relative to other things |

Meaning | magnitude or extent. | |
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Example | "a building of vast proportions" | |

Synonym | dimension | |

Broader | magnitude | The property of relative size or extent (whether large or small) |

Spanish | dimensión, proporción | |

Catalan | dimensió, proporció |

Meaning | balance among the parts of something. | |
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Synonym | symmetry | |

Broader | balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance | equality of distribution |

Opposite | disproportion | lack of proportion / proportion |

Spanish | proporción, simetría | |

Catalan | proporció, simetria | |

Verbs | proportion | give pleasant proportions / proportions to |

Meaning | The relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree. | |
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Examples | - "an inordinate
*proportion*of the book is given over to quotations" - "a dry martini has a large
*proportion*of gin"
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Synonym | ratio | |

Broader | magnitude relation, quantitative relation | A relation between magnitudes |

Meaning | harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design). | |
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Synonyms | proportionality, balance | |

Broader | placement, arrangement | The spatial property of the way in which something is placed |

Spanish | equilibrio, proporción | |

Catalan | equilibri, proporció | |

Verbs | proportion | give pleasant proportions / proportions to |

Meaning | Give pleasant proportions / proportions to. | |
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Pattern | Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something | |

Broader | harmonize, harmonise | Bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously |

Spanish | armonizar, proporcionar | |

Catalan | proporcionar | |

Nouns | proportion | harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) |

proportion | balance among the parts of something |

Meaning | Adjust in size relative to other things. | |
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Pattern | Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP | |

Narrower | scale down | Reduce proportionally |

scale up | increase proportionally | |

Broader | adjust, set, correct | alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard |

Spanish | proporcionar | |

Catalan | proporcionar | |

Nouns | proportion | the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole |

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