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proportion meaning

EN[pɹəˈpɔɹʃən] [pɹəˈpɔːʃən] [pɹəˈpo(ː)ɹʃən] [pɹəˈpoəʃən] [-ɔː(ɹ)ʃən]
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    Definition of proportion in English Dictionary

  • NounPLproportionsPREprop-SUF-tion
    1. NC A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
      1. NU Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
        1. NC Proper or equal share.
          1. The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
            1. the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body ‎
          2. (mathematics) NC A statement of equality between two ratios.
            1. NC (chiefly in the plural) Size.
              1. The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; [ …] . Now she had come to look upon the matter in its true proportions, and her anticipation of a possible chance of teaching him a lesson was a pleasure to behold.
          3. VerbSGproportionsPRproportioningPT, PPproportioned
            1. (art) To set or render in proportion.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The results show a fairly gracilized body build both in males and females, and a morphological convergence of the proportions of the two sexes.
                • [ …] after the age of 30, the percentage in anagenesis begins to fall [20] and the proportion in telogenesis increases [11].
                • Additionally, it is also possible that a small proportion of subjects with increased primary macrocups may have been misclassified as glaucomatous.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
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                  2. en proportions
                  3. en proportionate
                  4. en proportional
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                  Meaning of proportion for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "proportion" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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