Proportion
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun proportion:
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- Definition of the noun proportion
- Definition of the verb proportion
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- Phrases with Proportion
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The word proportion and its family (disproportion, disproportionate, disproportionately, proportional, proportionally, proportionate, proportionately, proportions) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the noun proportion
What does proportion mean as a name of something?
Proportion is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.
noun - plural: proportions
- the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- more generic word: quotient = the ratio of two quantities to be divided
- more specific terms:
- case-fatality proportion = the number of cases of a disease ending in death divided by the number of cases of the disease
- case-to-infection proportion / case-to-infection ratio = the number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease
- content = the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
- rate = a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure
- scale = the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
- golden section / golden mean = the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long :
- per centum / percentage / percent / pct = a proportion in relation to a whole
- batting average = the proportion of times some effort succeeds
- part: proportional = one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
- magnitude or extent
- example: a building of vast proportions
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of proportion: dimension
- more generic word: magnitude = the property of relative size or extent
- balance among the parts of something
- lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
- synonym of proportion: symmetry
- antonym of proportion: disproportion
- more generic words: balance / counterbalance / equilibrium / equipoise = equality of distribution
- the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
- examples: an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations | a dry martini has a large proportion of gin
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- synonym of proportion: ratio
- more generic terms: magnitude relation / quantitative relation = a relation between magnitudes
- harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of proportion: balance / proportionality
- more generic words: arrangement / placement = the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
Alternative definition of the noun proportion
noun
- [countable] a quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
- [uncountable] harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
- [countable] proper or equal share.
- [uncountable] the relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
- [context: mathematics, countable] A statement of equality between two ratios.
Definition of the verb proportion
What does proportion mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: proportioned | proportioning | proportions
- give pleasant proportions to
- adjust in size relative to other things
Explanation
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".
Phrases with Proportion
- to proportion
- Divine proportion
- Out of Proportion
- Blow Out of Proportion
- case-fatality proportion
- law of constant proportion
- case-to-infection proportion
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Proportion
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An Introduction to Epidemiology (2002)
by Thomas C. Timmreck
A proportion is the relation between the amount, number, size, or degree of one thing and the amount, number, size, or degree of another. Mathematically, a proportion is a statement of equality between two ratios.
Soulé Philosophic Practical Mathematics (1905)
by George Soulé
Proportion is the expression of the equality of equal ratios, or, it is the comparison of two equal ratios. Thus...
The Philosophy of Arithmetic as Developed from the Three Fundamental Processes of Synthesis, Analysis, and Comparison (1880)
Containing Also a History of Arithmetic by Edward Brooks
A Proportion is the comparison of two equal ratios; or, it is the expression of the equality of equal ratios. In this expression the...
The Builder's Dictionary: Or, Gentleman and Architect's Companion (1734)
Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art in All the Several Parts of Architecture, But Also Containing the Theory and Practice ...
Arithmetical Proportion, is the equality of two or more a- rithmetical ratio's, or the equality of difference between three several quantities. Geometrical PROPORTION is the equality of two geometrical ratio's or comparisons of two couples of ...
The Little Green Math Book (2013)
30 Powerful Principles for Building Math and Numeracy Skills (3rd Edition) by Brandon Royal
Proportions In the same way that a ratio is a comparison between two (or more) numbers, a proportion is a comparison between two (or more) ratios. Specifically, a proportion is an equation that shows that two ratios are equal. Equivalent or ...
Pantologia (1819)
A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...
Proportion again, is distinguished into arithmetical, geometrical, and harmonical. Arithmetical proportion is the equality of two arithmetical ratios, or differences. As in the numbers 12, 9, 6; where the difference between 12 and 9, is the same as ...
Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases (2001)
by James C. Thomas, David J. Weber
The infection attack rate or incidence proportion is the proportion of the population who become infected.
Algebraic Equations (2014)
Speedy Study Guides by Speedy Publishing
5X + 4X + 7 = x + 15 PROPORTION BASICs A proportion is a special form of an algebra equation. It is used to compare two ratios or make equivalent fractions. A ratio is a comparison between two values. Such as the following: 1 apple: 3 ...
The Politician's Dictionary, Or, A Compendium of Political Knowledge (1776)
Containing Historical Remarks on the Interests, Connections, Forces, Revenues, Wealth, Credit, Debts, Taxes, Commerce, Manufactures, &c. of the Different States of Europe : Digested Alphabetically : ... Useful to the Gentleman, Merchant, and Farmer
Proportion between Gold and Silver. The proportion of the value between gold and silver has varied in different ages and countries according to the quantity of these metals. Before the discovery of the plate mines in the West Indies, an ounce ...
A Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)
by Miquel Porta
ATTRIBUTABLE FRACTION FOR THE POPULATION (Syn: attributable proportion for the population, population ...
The cabinet dictionary. To which is added a supplementary treatise on geometrical lines, perspective, and painting in general (1803)
by Thomas Sheraton
The due proportion of light to a room, has an agreeable effecl ; for nothing in nature, that is the object of sight, proves pleasant without it. The rule proposed by some architects, as to the quantity of light to a room, is as follows. They multiply the ...
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
by Bawden,
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The Gentleman's Dictionary (1705)
In Three Parts. Viz. I. The Art of Riding the Great Horse ... II. The Military Art ... III. The Art of Navigation ... by Guillet (sieur.)
Proportion. 1. As the Sine of the Course, To the Departure; ...
The Describer's Dictionary: A Treasury of Terms & Literary Quotations (Expanded Second Edition) (2014)
by David Grambs, Ellen S. Levine
PROPORTION. GENERAL TERMS large, big huge, vast, great, massive, extensive, bulky, sizable, considerable, ample, substantial, hefty, jumbo, bounteous, oversize, oversized verylarge giant, gigantic, mountainous, colossal, mammoth, ...
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Video language resources about Proportion
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- Understanding Math : The Meaning of Proportion
In math, graphical representation is the best way to learn about proportions and ratios. Discover the meaning of proportion in math with tips from a mathematics ...
- Proportion Meaning
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- What Is The Definition Of Case fatality proportion Medical Dictionary Free Online
- Concept, Language and Notation of Proportion
This video is one of over 130 available on the 4 DVD set "Montessori Elementary 2 Math Demonstrations." These demonstrations are based on the list of upper ...
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Quotes about Proportion
The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food... The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population. (Ernst Engel)
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Scrabble value of P_{3}R_{1}O_{1}P_{3}O_{1}R_{1}T_{1}I_{1}O_{1}N_{1}
The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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