|to propose a plan, deal, etc., to.|
|1.||the relationship between different things or parts with respect to comparative size, number, or degree; relative magnitude or extent; ratio|
|2.||the correct or desirable relationship between parts of a whole; balance or symmetry|
|3.||a part considered with respect to the whole|
|4.||(plural) dimensions or size: a building of vast proportions|
|5.||a share, part, or quota|
|6.||maths a relationship that maintains a constant ratio between two variable quantities: x increases in direct proportion to y|
|7.||maths a relationship between four numbers or quantities in which the ratio of the first pair equals the ratio of the second pair|
|8.||to adjust in relative amount, size, etc|
|9.||to cause to be harmonious in relationship of parts|
|[C14: from Latin prōportiō (a translation of Greek analogia), from phrase prō portione, literally: for (its, his, one's) |
"My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs." [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]
|proportion (prə-pôr'shən) Pronunciation Key
A statement of equality between two ratios. Four quantities, a, b, c, and d, are said to be in proportion if a/b = c/d .
see out of proportion.