in proportion to

Definition of in proportion to

  1. 1 :  related in size, number, or amount to (something else) Your share of the profits will be in proportion to the amount of work that you do.

  2. 2 :  having the correct or appropriate relationship in size, shape, or position to (some other part of the same thing) The garage is not in proportion to the house.

  3. 3 :  when compared to the size, shape, or position of (some other part of the same thing) His head is large in proportion to his body.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole :  balance, symmetry

    :  proper or equal share

    :  quota, percentage

  1. :  to adjust (a part or thing) in size relative to other parts or things

    :  to make the parts of harmonious or symmetrical

    :  apportion, allot

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