Definition of Proportion

Proportion n. means: 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.

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Proportion n. means: 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.

Meaning of Proportion

Proportion (n.) means: 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.

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Proportion (v.): 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.

Proportion (n.): Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

Assay (n.): The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or coin.

Alternate (n.): A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.

Homologous (a.): Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.

Proportion (n.): 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.

Proportion (n.): 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.

Proportional (a.): Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.

Disproportional (a.): Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal; as, a disproportional limb constitutes deformity in the body; the studies of youth should not be disproportional to their understanding.

Gothic (a.): Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.

Scale (n.): Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

Equivalent (n.): That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.

Proportioning (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Proportion

Proportioned (imp. & p. p.): of Proportion

Reason (n.): Ratio; proportion.

Proportionless (a.): Without proportion; unsymmetrical.

Proportionality (n.): The state of being in proportion.

Proportionate (a.): Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.

Proportional (a.): Relating to, or securing, proportion.

Attemperament (n.): A tempering, or mixing in due proportion.

Overproportion (v. t.): To make of too great proportion.

Extent (n.): Degree; measure; proportion.

Extreme (n.): The first or the last term of a proportion or series.

Apportionateness (n.): The quality of being apportioned or in proportion.

Homologous (a.): Corresponding in relative position and proportion.

After (prep.): According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.

Superproportion (n.): Overplus or excess of proportion.

Tithe (n.): Hence, a small part or proportion.

Analogy (n.): Proportion; equality of ratios.

Quotum (n.): Part or proportion; quota.

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Meaning of Proportion

Proportion means: 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.

Meaning of Proportion

Proportion means: Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

Meaning of Assay

Assay means: The act or process of ascertaining the proportion of a particular metal in an ore or alloy; especially, the determination of the proportion of gold or silver in bullion or coin.

Meaning of Alternate

Alternate means: A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.

Meaning of Homologous

Homologous means: Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.

Meaning of Proportion

Proportion means: 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.

Meaning of Proportion

Proportion means: 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.

Meaning of Proportional

Proportional means: Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.

Meaning of Disproportional

Disproportional means: Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal; as, a disproportional limb constitutes deformity in the body; the studies of youth should not be disproportional to their understanding.

Meaning of Gothic

Gothic means: Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

Meaning of Equivalent

Equivalent means: That comparative quantity by weight of an element which possesses the same chemical value as other elements, as determined by actual experiment and reference to the same standard. Specifically: (a) The comparative proportions by which one element replaces another in any particular compound; thus, as zinc replaces hydrogen in hydrochloric acid, their equivalents are 32.5 and 1. (b) The combining proportion by weight of a substance, or the number expressing this proportion, in any particular compound; as, the equivalents of hydrogen and oxygen in water are respectively 1 and 8, and in hydric dioxide 1 and 16.

Meaning of Proportioning

Proportioning means: of Proportion

Meaning of Proportioned

Proportioned means: of Proportion

Meaning of Reason

Reason means: Ratio; proportion.

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