proportion

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  • The size of the other pieces should be in proportion to the king.
  • This will increase his self-respect and self-development in well-proportioned living. Cited from Pushing to the Front, by Orison Swett Marden
  • The majority were popular music of the period and a smaller proportion were of his own works.
  • There are certain proportions that are considered best by two or more groups however.
  • Fire cannot exist without all of these elements in place and in the right proportions.
  • It has the highest proportion of water coverage of any county in the state.
  • Exactly how large the proportion is unknown, since many ocean species are still to be discovered.
  • The height of the head is considered by the artist as the base unit of proportion.
  • Despite their large size, their legs were long and proportioned for fast movement.
  • This is one of the highest proportions of away-home support in England.
  • Each has a hall with four well proportioned rooms on each side.
  • A large proportion of the title-winning side was broken up following the ban.
  • People of African descent make up an even smaller proportion of the total.
  • Beautiful head and expression, well proportioned with good front and rear, stood over ground well.
  • His height was five feet ten, and his figure was well proportioned. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 447,by Various
  • It has a full length of extended song, proportioned to its distinguished beauty. Cited from Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies, by Goepp
  • That is the same proportion as the country as a whole.
  • A smaller version is available with proportions roughly three and one-half feet wide by two feet high.
  • The most fundamental change in the student population was the increasing proportion of women students.
  • And play them back with a rate that is proportioned for the note being struck.
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Meaning of proportion

  • noun The quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  • noun Magnitude or extent
    a building of vast proportions
  • noun The relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
    an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations, a dry martini has a large proportion of gin
  • 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
  • verb Give pleasant proportions to
    harmonize a building with those surrounding it
  • verb Adjust in size relative to other things