*[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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*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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An observed fraction of the total.

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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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An equality between two ratios.

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An equality between two ratios.

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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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An equation that shows that two ratios are equal

Example:

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**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

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**Pro·por'tion** * transitive verb* [

* imperfect & past participle * __ Proportioned__ ;

* present participle & verbal noun * __ Proportioning__ .] [ Confer French

* proportionner* . Confer

__ Proportionate__ ,

* v.* ]

** 1.** To...

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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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*noun* magnitude or extent; `a building of vast proportions`

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*noun* the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

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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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• (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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(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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(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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segment or section, percentage of the whole

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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...

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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

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

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

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*[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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