- (America) IPA: /pɹəˈpɔɹʃən/
- (RP) IPA: /pɹəˈpɔːʃən/
- (rhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /pɹəˈpo(ː)ɹʃən/
- (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /pɹəˈpoəʃən/
- (countable) A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, the worn-out, passionless men, the enervated matrons of the summer capital, […]!”
- (uncountable) Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
- (countable) Proper or equal share.
- Let the women […] do the same things in their proportions and capacities.
- The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
- the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body
- The image of Christ, made after his own proportion.
- 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe; a Romance. [...] In Three Volumes, volume (
please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], OCLC 230694662 ↗:
- (mathematics, countable) A statement of equality between two ratios.
- (math, archaic) The "rule of three", in which three terms are given to find a fourth.
- (countable, chiefly, in the plural) Size.
- French: proportion
- German: Teil, Proportion
- Italian: proporzione
- Portuguese: proporção
- Russian: пропо́рция
- Spanish: proporción
- German: Anteil
proportion (proportions, present participle proportioning; past and past participle proportioned)
- (transitive) To divide into proper shares; to apportion.
- (transitive) To form symmetrically.
- (transitive, arts) To set or render in proportion.
- (transitive, archaic) To correspond to.
- Portuguese: proporcionar