proportion

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value, in proportion to the ad valorem
lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis alpha-lipoprotein , HDL , high-density lipoprotein
(an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds batting average
relative proportion of salt in a solution brininess , salinity
unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold carat , karat , kt
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight chemical compound , compound
pig iron containing a substantial proportion of slag cinder pig
artistic style of ancient Greek art with its emphasis on proportion and harmony classical style
fitting to proportion commensurate
proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc. content
water containing a substantial proportion of deuterium atoms, used in nuclear reactors deuterium oxide , heavy water
lessening of yield in proportion to outlays of capital, labor, time diminishing returns
lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something disproportion
now obsolete picture pickup tube in a television camera; electrons emitted from a photoemissive surface in proportion to the intensity of the incident light are focused onto the target causing secondary emission of electrons image orthicon , orthicon
impressiveness in scale or proportion loftiness , majesty , stateliness
act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect) modulation
proportion multiplied by 100 pct , percent , percentage , per centum
sign (`%') used to indicate that the number preceding it should be understood as a proportion multiplied by 100 percentage sign , percent sign
chloride containing an unusually high proportion of chlorine perchloride
proportion, in pro rata
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