## Babylon English Dictionary

ratio; part, portion; rate; dimension, size; percentage; balance

separate into portions; adjust in size relative to other parts; bring into proper relation

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ratio; part, portion; rate; dimension, size; percentage; balance

separate into portions; adjust in size relative to other parts; bring into proper relation

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

(*v.*)

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

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

(*v.*)

To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

(*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.

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.

(*n.*)

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

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

(*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.

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.

(*n.*)

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

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

(*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.

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.

(*n.*)

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

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

(*n.*)

A part considered comparatively; a share.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. AboutA part considered comparatively; a share.

hEnglish - advanced version

\pro*por"tion\ (?), n. [f., fr. l. proportio; pro before + portio part or share. see portion.]

note: proportion in the mathematical sense differs from ratio. ratio is the relation of two quantities of the same kind, as the ratio of 5 to 10, or the ratio of 8 to 16. proportion is the sameness or likeness of two such relations. thus, 5 to 10 as 8 to 16; that is, 5 bears the same relation to 10 as 8 does to 16. hence, such numbers are said to be in proportion. proportion is expressed by symbols thus: a:b::c:d, or a:b = c:d, or a/b = c/d. (b) the rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.

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discrete proportion

composition of proportion

continued proportion

reciprocal proportion

geometrical proportion

distributive proportion

in proportion to

law of constant proportion

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WordNet 2.0

1. the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

(synonym) proportionality

(hypernym) quotient

(hyponym) case-fatality proportion

(part-meronym) proportional

2. magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"

(synonym) dimension

(hypernym) magnitude

3. balance among the parts of something

(synonym) symmetry

(antonym) disproportion

(hypernym) balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance

4. harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

(synonym) balance

(hypernym) placement, arrangement

1. give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"

(hypernym) harmonize, harmonise

(derivation) symmetry

2. adjust in size relative to other things

(hypernym) adjust, set, correct

(hyponym) scale down

(derivation) proportionality

Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary

layout of an ad so that all the elements are proportion to one another; there should be symetrical balance e.g rectangular rather than square, more space at the bottom than on the other 3 sides.

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- Proportionality (mathematics), the relationship of two variables whose ratio is constant
- Proportionality (law), A legal principle under municipal law in which the punishment of a certain crime should be in proportion to the severity of the crime itself, and under international law an important consideration when assessing the military necessity of an attack on a military objective
- Proportionality (political maxim), A maxim which states that any layer of government should not take any action that exceeds that which is necessary to achieve the objective of government

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A type of ratio in which the numerator is included in the denominator. The ratio of a part to the whole, expressed as a ``decimal fraction'' (e.g., 0.2), as a fraction (1/5), or, loosely, as a percentage (20%).

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