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Definitions of proportion

To form symmetrically, or make the parts of suitable to each other; to cause to be in suitable relation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

To adjust: to form symmetrically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

To form; make symetrical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

To separate into portions. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

adjust in size relative to other things Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

To adjust the comparative relation of one thing to another; to form symmetrically. Harmonical proportion, a relation of three or four quantities such that the first is to the last as the difference between the two first is to the difference between to the two last. Inverse proportion, a proportion where the ratio of first to second is as that of fourth to third. In proportion, according as. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

To adjust the comparative relation of one thing, or one part, to another; to form symmetrically; to divide into equal or just shares. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body. Newage Dictionary DB

Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion. Newage Dictionary DB

A part considered comparatively; a share. Newage Dictionary DB

The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth;  called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth. Newage Dictionary DB

The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional. Newage Dictionary DB

To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income. Newage Dictionary DB

To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body. Newage Dictionary DB

To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion. Newage Dictionary DB

The relation in size, quantity, or degree of one to another; ratio or rate; a proper balance or relation of all the parts; equal or just share. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

The relation of one thing to another in regard to magnitude: mutual fitness of parts: symmetrical arrangement: (math.) the identity or equality of ratios: the "rule of three," in which three terms are given to find a fourth: equal or just share. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Relation of one thing to another; fitness of parts; just share; similarity of ratios. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Relative magnitude, number, or degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Fitness and harmony; symmetry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

A proportionate share; any share or part. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

An equality or Identity between ratios. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

The comparative relation of any one thing to another; symmetry; a suitable adaptation of one part or thing to another; the identity or similitude of two rations; equal or just share; a rule by which, when three numbers are given, a fourth number is found; an equality of arithmetical ratios. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Relation or correspondence of parts between unequal things of the same kind; symmetry; in arith., a rule in which three terms are given to find a fourth; in geom., the identity, equality, or similitude of ratios; mutual fitness or correspondence of parts to each other, and to the whole; equal degree; equal or just share; form; size. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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