[pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-]
/prəˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr-/

1.

adjusted to proper proportion or relation.

2.

having proportions as specified:

a badly proportioned room.

Origin of proportioned

Related forms

nonproportioned, adjective

underproportioned, adjective

unproportioned, adjective

well-proportioned, adjective

[pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-]
/prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-/

1.

comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio.

2.

proper relation between things or parts:

to have tastes way out of proportion to one's financial means.

3.

relative size or extent.

4.

proportions, dimensions or size:

a rock of gigantic proportions.

5.

a portion or part in its relation to the whole:

A large proportion of the debt remains.

6.

symmetry, harmony, or balance:

an architect with a sense of proportion.

7.

the significance of a thing or event that an objective view reveals:

You must try to see these mishaps in proportion.

8.

Mathematics. a relation of four quantities such that the first divided by the second is equal to the third divided by the fourth; the equality of ratios.

Compare rule of three.

9.

Archaic. analogy; comparison.

10.

to adjust in proper proportion or relation, as to size, quantity, etc.

11.

to balance or harmonize the proportions of.

Origin

Related forms

proportioner, noun

proportionless, adjective

misproportion, noun

reproportion, verb (used with object)

superproportion, noun

Synonyms

1. comparison. 5. share. 6. distribution, arrangement. See symmetry. 10. regulate, arrange, balance, harmonize.

British Dictionary definitions for proportioned

/prəˈpɔːʃən/

noun

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.

(pl) 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

verb (transitive)

8.

to adjust in relative amount, size, etc

9.

to cause to be harmonious in relationship of parts

Derived Forms

proportionable, adjective

proportionability, noun

proportionably, adverb

proportionment, noun

proportionability, noun

proportionably, adverb

proportionment, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin prōportiō (a translation of Greek analogia), from phrase prō portione, literally: for (its, his, one's) portion

Word Origin and History for proportioned

n.
v.

late 14c., "due relation of one part to another," also "size, extent; compartative relation in size, degree, number, etc.," from Old French proporcion "measure, proportion" (13c.), from Latin proportionem (nominative proportio) "comparative relation, analogy," from phrase pro portione "according to the relation" (of parts to each other), from pro "for" (see pro-) + ablative of *partio "division," related to pars (see part (n.)). Phrase out of proportion attested by 1670s.

My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs. [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]

"to adjust or regulate the proportions of," late 14c., from proportion (n.) and in part from Middle French proporcioner and directly from Medieval Latin proportionare. Related: Proportioned; proportioning.

proportioned in Science

Idioms and Phrases with proportioned

see:
out of proportion

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