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1 : Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.

2 : Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.

3 : To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.

4 : Disproportional; unsuitable in form, size, quantity, or adaptation; disproportionate; inadequate.

5 : Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal; as, a disproportional limb constitutes deformity in the body; the studies of youth should not be disproportional to their understanding.

6 : The state of being disproportional.

7 : In a disproportional manner; unsuitably in form, quantity, or value; unequally.

8 : Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a work disproportionate means.

9 : of Disproportion

10 : of Disproportion

11 : Not proportionable.

12 : Not proportionate.

13 : To give wrong proportions to; to join without due proportion.

14 : To make of too great proportion.

15 : The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.

16 : The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth.

17 : A part considered comparatively; a share.

18 : The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.

19 : Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

20 : The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body.

21 : To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

22 : To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.

23 : To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income.

24 : Capable of being proportioned, or made proportional; also, proportional; proportionate.

25 : Proportionally.

26 : The combining weight or equivalent of an element.

27 : Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional.

28 : Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter.

29 : Relating to, or securing, proportion.

30 : Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.

31 : The state of being in proportion.

32 : In proportion; in due degree; adapted relatively; as, all parts of the building are proportionally large.

33 : Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.

34 : To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate punishment to crimes.

35 : of Proportionate

36 : In a proportionate manner; with due proportion; proportionally.

37 : The quality or state of being proportionate.

38 : of Proportionate

39 : of Proportion

40 : of Proportion

41 : Without proportion; unsymmetrical.

42 : The act or process of dividing out proportionally.

43 : Overplus or excess of proportion.

44 : Of inadequate or inferior proportions; small; poor.

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1 : Disproportion

n.

Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the disproportion of strength or means to an object.

2 : Disproportion

n.

Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry; as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the disproportion of the length of a building to its height.

3 : Disproportion

v. t.

To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.

4 : Disproportionable

a.

Disproportional; unsuitable in form, size, quantity, or adaptation; disproportionate; inadequate.

5 : Disproportional

a.

Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal; as, a disproportional limb constitutes deformity in the body; the studies of youth should not be disproportional to their understanding.

6 : Disproportionality

n.

The state of being disproportional.

7 : Disproportionally

adv.

In a disproportional manner; unsuitably in form, quantity, or value; unequally.

8 : Disproportionate

a.

Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a work disproportionate means.

9 : Disproportioned

imp. & p. p.

of Disproportion

10 : Disproportioning

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Disproportion

11 : Improportionable

a.

Not proportionable.

12 : Improportionate

a.

Not proportionate.

13 : Misproportion

v. t.

To give wrong proportions to; to join without due proportion.

14 : Overproportion

v. t.

To make of too great proportion.

15 : Proportion

n.

The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.

16 : Proportion

n.

The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth.

17 : Proportion

n.

A part considered comparatively; a share.

18 : Proportion

n.

The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.

19 : Proportion

n.

Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

20 : Proportion

n.

The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body.

21 : Proportion

v.

To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

22 : Proportion

v.

To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.

23 : Proportion

v.

To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income.

24 : Proportionable

a.

Capable of being proportioned, or made proportional; also, proportional; proportionate.

25 : Proportionably

adv.

Proportionally.

26 : Proportional

n.

The combining weight or equivalent of an element.

27 : Proportional

n.

Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional.

28 : Proportional

a.

Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter.

29 : Proportional

a.

Relating to, or securing, proportion.

30 : Proportional

a.

Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.

31 : Proportionality

n.

The state of being in proportion.

32 : Proportionally

adv.

In proportion; in due degree; adapted relatively; as, all parts of the building are proportionally large.

33 : Proportionate

a.

Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.

34 : Proportionate

v.

To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion; as, to proportionate punishment to crimes.

35 : Proportionated

imp. & p. p.

of Proportionate

36 : Proportionately

adv.

In a proportionate manner; with due proportion; proportionally.

37 : Proportionateness

n.

The quality or state of being proportionate.

38 : Proportionating

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Proportionate

39 : Proportioned

imp. & p. p.

of Proportion

40 : Proportioning

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Proportion

41 : Proportionless

a.

Without proportion; unsymmetrical.

42 : Proportionment

n.

The act or process of dividing out proportionally.

43 : Superproportion

n.

Overplus or excess of proportion.

44 : Underproportioned

a.

Of inadequate or inferior proportions; small; poor.

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This word proportion uses 6 unique characters: I N O P R T

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See also: Proportion

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Derived terms
      • 1.3.2 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
      • 1.4.1 Translations
    • 1.5 Further reading
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Pronunciation
    • 2.2 Noun

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English proporcion, from Old French proportion, from Latin proportio (comparative relation, proportion, symmetry, analogy), from pro (for, before) + portio (share, part); see portion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɹəˈpɔɹʃən/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹəˈpɔːʃən/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /pɹəˈpo(ː)ɹʃən/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /pɹəˈpoəʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)ʃən
  • Hyphenation: pro‧por‧tion

Noun[edit]

proportion (countable and uncountable, plural proportions)

  1. (countable) A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, the worn-out, passionless men, the enervated matrons of the summer capital, []!”
  2. (uncountable) Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
  3. (countable) Proper or equal share.
    • Jeremy Taylor (1613–1677)
      Let the women [] do the same things in their proportions and capacities.
  4. The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
    the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body
    • Lancelot Ridley (ca.1500-1576)
      The image of Christ, made after his own proportion.
    • Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
      Formed in the best proportions of her sex.
    • Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859)
      Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely in proportion to the support which they afford to his theory.
  5. (mathematics, countable) A statement of equality between two ratios.
  6. (countable, chiefly in the plural) Size.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
      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.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club:
      What other television show would feature a gorgeously designed sequence where a horrifically mutated Pierre and Marie Curie, their bodies swollen to Godzilla-like proportions from prolonged exposure to the radiation that would eventually kill them, destroy an Asian city with their bare hands like vengeance-crazed monster-Gods?

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Verb[edit]

proportion (third-person singular simple present proportions, present participle proportioning, simple past and past participle proportioned)

  1. (art) To set or render in proportion.

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • proportion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • proportion in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

proportion f (plural proportions)

  1. proportion