Definition of proportion:
- 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.
- 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.
Common misspellings for proportion:
- porportion (37%)
- propotion (10%)
- proprtion (9%)
- preportion (9%)
- perportion (7%)
- porpotion (4%)
- propostion (3%)
- proprotion (2%)
- proporation (2%)
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Quotes for proportion:
When you talk about evangelicals, don't forget that a significant proportion of the evangelical community is African American. And most African Americans- well over 90 percent, thoroughly evangelical, thoroughly biblical- will probably vote Democratic. - Tony Campolo
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