What is another word for proportion?

Synonyms for proportion
prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-pro·por·tion

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term proportion.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. proportion

    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.

    affinity, analogy, coincidence, comparison, likeness, parity, relation, resemblance, semblance, similarity, simile, similitude

    disagreement, disproportion, dissimilarity, incongruity, unlikeness

    The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proportionnoun

    the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

    ratio, dimension, proportionality, symmetry, balance


  2. proportion, dimensionnoun

    magnitude or extent

    "a building of vast proportions"

    attribute, dimension, balance, property, symmetry, proportionality, ratio


  3. symmetry, proportionnoun

    balance among the parts of something

    symmetry, isotropy, symmetricalness, balance, correspondence, proportionality, dimension, ratio


  4. proportion, rationoun

    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"

    ratio, dimension, proportionality, symmetry, balance


  5. proportion, proportionality, balanceverb

    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


  6. proportionverb

    give pleasant proportions to

    "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"


  7. proportionverb

    adjust in size relative to other things


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. proportionnoun

    symmetry, symmetrical relation

  2. proportionnoun

    share, lot, part, portion

  3. proportionverb

    adjust (in proper relations), regulate, graduate, put in proportion

How to pronounce proportion?

How to say proportion in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use proportion in a sentence?

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    What we’re starting to see now is an uptick in hospitalizations among people who’ve been vaccinated but not boosted, it’s a significant proportion, but not the majority by any means.

  2. Madame Chiang:

    Of all the inventions that have helped to unify China perhaps the airplane is the most outstanding. Its ability to annihilate distance has been in direct proportion to its achievements in assisting to annihilate suspicion and misunderstanding among provincial officials far removed from one another or from the officials at the seat of government.

  3. Mikael Ribbenvik:

    If all of them had sought asylum Italy would have had 170,000 applications last year. That's just as unreasonable as Sweden taking such a big proportion.

  4. Rustom Tata:

    For those staff who have been, or are about to be dismissed, they will certainly have claims for unfair dismissal, one has to question the extent to which the integrity of the PO brand will be impacted not only by the fact of redundancies, but also by the apparently wholly planned approach being taken to such a large proportion of its workforce ignoring some of the basic fundamentals of employee relations.

  5. Otis Brawley:

    A higher proportion of black men are challenged in terms of health literacy and less likely to seek out prostate cancer specialists.

Translations for proportion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for proportion »


Find a translation for the proportion synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"proportion." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 4 Dec. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/proportion>.

Discuss these proportion synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for proportion?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. hereditary
    • B. transmissible
    • C. maladaptive
    • D. genetic

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for proportion: