proportionment

[pruh-pawr-shuhn-muhnt, -pohr-]
noun
1.
the act of proportioning.
2.
the state of being proportioned.

Origin:
1690–1700; proportion + -ment

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proportion (prəˈpɔːʃən)
 
n
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
 
vb
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) portion]
 
pro'portionable
 
adj
 
proportiona'bility
 
n
 
pro'portionably
 
adv
 
pro'portionment
 
n

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Graduated cylinders were used to ensure precise proportionment.
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