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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It's a small proportion that showed a benefit. That is why they weren't able to achieve significance.
History seems to suggest blatantly that a man gains the level of wisdom in proportion to the height & length of own freedom from the bondage of a woman.
Among seniors, aged 65 and older, the proportion was even higher, almost 78 percent.
If the position of the shareholders can be improved, this is to be welcomed, but with a sense of proportion. The task now is to draw up a future concept for a 'new Lufthansa' as quickly as possible. Otherwise there are only losers: Lufthansa employees, the taxpayer and the shareholders.
I think this is a small issue that's being blown out of proportion by those who oppose the deal for a variety of reasons.
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