• (verb): Adjust in size relative to other things.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on proportion, proportions:

Principles Of Art - Proportion
... Proportion is a measurement of the size and quantity of elements within a composition ... In ancient arts, proportions of forms were enlarged to show importance ... recognized the connection between proportion and the illusion of 3-dimensional space ...
List Of Canadian Census Areas Demographic Extremes - Census Metropolitan Areas - Immigration and Citizenship
... Highest proportion (%) of Canadian citizens Saguenay, Quebec 99.4% Lowest proportion (%) of Canadian citizens Toronto, Ontario 87.3% Highest proportion (%) of immigrant population Toronto, Ontario 45.7 ...
Additive Meter - Early Music Usage - Proportions
... Another set of signs in mensural notation specified the metric proportions of one section to another, similar to a metric modulation ... A few common signs are shown tempus imperfectum diminutum, 12 proportion (twice as fast) tempus perfectum diminutum, 12 proportion (twice as fast) or just proportio tripla ...
Constant Object Proportion Rendering
... COPR ( /ˈkɒpər/ Constant Object Proportion Rendering), is a web development technique that gives web pages the same zoom in/out and stretch/shrink to fit functionality found in graphic design ... Screen objects are rendered in constant proportion to each other as the viewing size and zoom level changes ...
Larkhall (ward)
... A large proportion of its population was born outside of the EU ... There are a large proportion of young adults aged between 16 and 24, with a high level of economic activity ... Larkhall has a high proportion of older people not living alone, and not in a couple ...

More definitions of "proportion":

  • (verb): Give pleasant proportions to.
    Example: "Harmonize a building with those surrounding it"
  • (noun): Magnitude or extent.
    Synonyms: dimension
  • (noun): Balance among the parts of something.
    Synonyms: symmetry
  • (noun): Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design).
    Synonyms: balance
  • (noun): The quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole.
    Synonyms: proportionality

Famous quotes containing the word proportion:

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is a mischievous notion that we are come late into nature; that the world was finished a long time ago. As the world was plastic and fluid in the hands of God, so it is ever to so much of his attributes as we bring to it. To ignorance and sin, it is flint. They adapt to themselves to it as they may; but in proportion as a man has anything in him divine, the firmament flows before him and takes his signet and form.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    ... there has been a comparatively greater proportion of good queens, than of good kings.
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873)