Simple Definition of proportion
: an amount that is a part of a whole
: the relationship that exists between the size, number, or amount of two things
: the correct or appropriate relationship between the size, shape, and position of the different parts of something
Full Definition of proportion
3 : the relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree : ratio
: proportional 1
Examples of proportion
His ears were drawn out of proportion with his head.
The size of the window seems out of proportion with the height of the wall.
Origin of proportion
Middle English proporcion, from Anglo-French, from Latin proportion-, proportio, from pro for + portion-, portio portion — more at for
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of proportion
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