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Synonyms for proportion

Synonyms for proportion

relative intensity or amount, as of a quality or attribute

satisfying arrangement marked by even distribution of elements, as in a design

the amount of space occupied by something

Synonyms for proportion

magnitude or extent

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balance among the parts of something

the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree

harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)

give pleasant proportions to

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adjust in size relative to other things

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The silver bore no large proportion in amount to the gold, because the long pieces of linen which formed his chief work were always partly paid for in gold, and out of the silver he supplied his own bodily wants, choosing always the shillings and sixpences to spend in this way.
The scantiness of materials is indeed a formidable difficulty; but no one knows better than Dr Dryasdust, that to those deeply read in antiquity, hints concerning the private life of our ancestors lie scattered through the pages of our various historians, bearing, indeed, a slender proportion to the other matters of which they treat, but still, when collected together, sufficient to throw considerable light upon the vie priv
I applied myself to the king, and assured his majesty, "that I came from a country which abounded with several millions of both sexes, and of my own stature; where the animals, trees, and houses, were all in proportion, and where, by consequence, I might be as able to defend myself, and to find sustenance, as any of his majesty's subjects could do here; which I took for a full answer to those gentlemen's arguments.
Others of them, a numerous body of whose citizens are creditors to the public beyond proportion of the State in the total amount of the national debt, would be strenuous for some equitable and effective provision.
Hence, the number of representatives in the two cases not being in proportion to that of the two constituents, and being proportionally greater in the small republic, it follows that, if the proportion of fit characters be not less in the large than in the small republic, the former will present a greater option, and consequently a greater probability of a fit choice.
In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
But a wise ordinance of Nature has decreed that, in proportion as the working-classes increase in intelligence, knowledge, and all virtue, in that same proportion their acute angle (which makes them physically terrible) shall increase also and approximate to the comparatively harmless angle of the Equilateral Triangle.
While the Martians are immense, their bones are very large and they are muscled only in proportion to the gravitation which they must overcome.
There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
While among those two classes there were many capable, earnest, godly men and women, still a large proportion took up teaching or preaching as an easy way to make a living.
An army has suffered defeat, and at once a people loses its rights in proportion to the severity of the reverse, and if its army suffers a complete defeat the nation is quite subjugated.
you that lie there, may you prosper just in the same proportion as you are what you pretend to be
At what sum do you estimate this bank's proportion of the country's loss by me?
We know that the attraction, otherwise called the weight, is in proportion to the densities of the bodies, and inversely as the squares of the distances.
And do you consider truth to be akin to proportion or to disproportion?