What is proportion?

  • (noun): Balance among the parts of something.
    Synonyms: symmetry
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on proportion, proportions:

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 ...
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 ... Beginning with the Renaissance, artists recognized the connection between proportion and the illusion of 3-dimensional space ...
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 ... Screen objects are rendered in constant proportion to each other as the viewing size and zoom level changes ...
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 ... are shown tempus imperfectum diminutum, 12 proportion (twice as fast) tempus perfectum diminutum, 12 proportion (twice as fast) or just proportio ...
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): 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
  • (verb): Adjust in size relative to other things.

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)

    The businessman who assumes that his life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth.... No; truth, being alive ... was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to ensure sterility.
    —E.M. (Edward Morgan)

    The private buildings [of Virginia] are very rarely constructed of stone or brick; much the greatest proportion being of scantling and boards, plastered with lime. It is impossible to devise things more ugly, uncomfortable, and happily more perishable.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)