Meaning of proportion

Definition of proportion

(noun) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"
balance among the parts of something
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"
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"

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