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proportion

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1 a balanced, pleasing, or suitable arrangement of parts
  • the head was drawn too large, being way out of proportion with the body

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2 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group
  • the players argue that they aren't getting the proportion of the league's profits that are due to them

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3 the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things
  • the proportion of length to width for those screens was usually three to two

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4 the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something
  • the exact proportions of the room were critical

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proportion

verb

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The first known use of proportion was in the 14th century

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“Proportion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/proportion. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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