[pruh-pawr-shuhnd, -pohr-]
adjusted to proper proportion or relation.
having proportions as specified: a badly proportioned room.

1350–1400; Middle English proporcioned. See proportion, -ed2

nonproportioned, adjective
underproportioned, adjective
unproportioned, adjective
well-proportioned, adjective
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late 14c., "due relation of one part to another," also "size or extent," from O.Fr. proportion (13c.), from L. proportionem (nom. proportio) "comparative relation, analogy," from phrase pro portione "according to the relation" (of parts to each other), from pro "for" + abl. of *partio "division," related
to pars (see part). The verb "to adjust or regulate the proportions of" is attested from late 14c. Phrase out of proportion first attested 1710.
"My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs." [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]
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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 .
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