### proportion

(from the article `algebra`) Attempts to deal with incommensurables eventually led to the creation of an innovative concept of proportion by Eudoxus of Cnidus (c. 400–350 ), ... Eudoxus`s contributions to the early theory of proportions (equal ratios) forms the basis for the general account of proportions found in Book V of ... ...
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### proportion

(from the article `art and architecture, Egyptian`) Conservatism in artistic matters was nurtured by a relative coherence of culture, strengthened by a vigorous tradition of scribal training, and ... ...particular shape, or by the combination of related colour values. Scale indicates relationships: the sizes of plant materials must be s...
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### proportion

[n] - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole 2. [n] - magnitude or extent 3. [n] - harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) 4. [v] - give pleasant proportions to 5. [v] - adjust in size relative to other things
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### Proportion

• (n.) The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional. • (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. • (n.) The equality or similarit...
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### proportion

balance noun harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); `in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance`- John Ruskin
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### proportion

noun magnitude or extent; `a building of vast proportions`
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### proportion

(art) In art, the size, location, or amount of one part or thing compared to another. Some subjects are governed by certain regular proportions. For instance a face consists of a rough oval; the eyes are set half way down the oval on a line that is `five eyes` in width; the e...
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### Proportion

[architecture] Proportion is a central principle of architectural theory. It is the visual effect of the relationships of the various objects and spaces that make up a structure to one another and to the whole. These relationships are often governed by multiples of a standard unit of length known as a `module`. Proportion in architecture wa...
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### proportion

[Noun] A part of an amount. Often used to compare amounts from the same group.
Example: There is a higher proportion of cat owners than dog owners in the UK.
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### Proportion

Pro·por'tion noun [ French, from Latin proportio ; pro before + portio part or share. See Portion .] 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proport...
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### proportion

1. 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. 'The image of Christ, made after his own proportion.' (Ridley) 'Formed in the best proportions of her sex.' (Sir W. Scott) 'Documents are aut...
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### proportion

An equality between two ratios.
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### Proportion

An equality between two ratios.
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### proportion

An equation that shows that two ratios are equal
Example:

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### Proportion

An observed fraction of the total.
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### PROPORTION

Essentially “proportion” refers to the polished stone’s proportions, or the size of each of its various facets—flat, polished planes—and the angles at which they lie relative to each other.
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### proportion

In art, the size, location, or amount of one part or thing compared to another. Some subjects are governed by certain regular proportions. For instance a face consists of a rough oval; the eyes are...
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### Proportion

Proportion is the relationship of one part of a whole to other parts. In art it has usually meant a preoccupation of artists with finding a mathematical formula for the perfect human body. At the time of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer attempted to find a formula that would enable the body to be exactly inscribed in a square ...
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### proportion

proportion, in mathematics, the equality of two ratios. Two pairs of quantities a,b and c,d are in proportion if their ratios a/b and c/d are equal, i.e., if the equation a/b=c/d is true. For example, the lengths of two sides of any triangle and the lengths of the corresponding two sides of any simi...

### proportion

Relation of a part to the whole (usually expressed as a fraction or percentage). In mathematics two variable quantities x and y are proportional if, for all values of x, y = kx, where k is a constant. This means that if x&l...
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### proportion

segment or section, percentage of the whole

### PROPORTION

Size relationships between parts of a whole, or between two or more objects perceived as a unit.
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### Proportion

The ratio of an object in respect to other objects within the frame.
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### proportion

The size relationship of parts to a whole and to one another.
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