- give pleasant proportions to; "harmonize a building with those surrounding it"
- the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
- adjust in size relative to other things
- magnitude or extent; "a building of vast proportions"
- symmetry: 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 is the relation between elements and a whole. (jvr)
- In mathematics, two quantities are said to be proportional if they vary in such a way that one of the quantities is a constant multiple of the other, or equivalently if they have a constant ratio.
- a quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number; harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole; proper or equal share; the relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree; A statement of equality between two ...
- (proportioned) Having a proportion
- (Proportions) The relative symmetry of angles and measurements of a polished diamond.
- (Proportions) A term that meant originally the distribution of the mass of a fashioned diamond above and below the girdle. Use by diamond men has broadened its meaning to include the major factors that determine cutting quality; i.e. ...
- (PROPORTIONS) The cutting quality relative to the depth percentage, table percentage, girdle percentage, symmetry and crown and pavilion angle. Proportions influence light refraction and reflection within the diamond. ...
- (Proportions) This section describes several characteristics relating to the diamond's cut.
- The proportions of a diamond are very important, so that the maximum amount of light be reflected off and out of a stone. Proportion is the relationship between the angles of the facets of the crown and pavilion.
- Size relationship of one part to another.
- Mathematical representation of a gemstone's overall symmetry.
- The ratio of the number of cases possessing a property (numerator) to the total number of cases observed (denominator). For example, if 5 out of 20 girls participated in a workshop, the proportion of girls participating in the workshop is 5 divided by 20, which is .25.
- n. comparative part or share of a whole; fraction
- A dimensionless number between 0.0 an 1.0 (if a probability) or, equivalently, between 0% and 100% (if a percentage) consisting of one count as the numerator divided by another count as the denominator. ...
- A type of ratio in which the numerator is included in the denominator. The ratio of a part to the whole, expressed as a "decimal fraction"(e.g., 0.2), as a fraction (1/5), or, loosely, as a percentage (20%).
- the ratio of the number of individuals in a population with a characteristic to the size of the population, e.g., see "prevalence"
- An equation that compares two ratios. This concept is often used to solve for an unknown. For instance, if you're driving at 60 miles per hour for five hours, how many miles will you travel? Solve this problem with a proportion: 60/1 = x/5. You'll travel 300 miles.
- to select proportions of ingredients to make the most economical use of available materials to produce mortar or concrete of the required properties. (See also mixture.)
- a sense of appropriateness in the size relationship of different parts of a work.