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"
proportion, proportionality, balance(verb)
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
remainder, dimension, counterbalance, ratio, symmetry, equaliser, residual, balance, counterpoise, residuum, rest, counterweight, residue, balance wheel, equilibrium, symmetricalness, equipoise, correspondence, equalizer, proportionality
give pleasant proportions to
"harmonize a building with those surrounding it"
adjust in size relative to other things
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Analogy is specifically a resemblance of relations; a resemblance that may be reasoned from, so that from the likeness in certain respects we may infer that other and perhaps deeper relations exist. Affinity is a mutual attraction with or without seeming likeness; as, the affinity of iron for oxygen. Coincidence is complete agreement in some one or more respects; there may be a coincidence in time of most dissimilar events. Parity of reasoning is said of an argument equally conclusive on subjects not strictly analogous. Similitude is a rhetorical comparison of one thing to another with which it has some points in common. Resemblance and similarity are external or superficial, and may involve no deeper relation; as, the resemblance of a cloud to a distant mountain. Compare ALLEGORY.
The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.
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One possibility is that those microcephaly babies are just the severest cases and that they are only a small proportion of all the babies who were infected.
$ 100 billion is a significant proportion of total spending on medicines and total healthcare costs, but it's part of the healthcare system that's producing great results and bringing great benefit to patients.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more -- more unseen forms become manifest to him.
In most deaths by road accident, the adolescent is a passive victim, in only a small proportion are they the driver.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
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