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proportion /prəˈpoɚʃən/ noun
plural proportions
proportion
/prəˈpoɚʃən/
noun
plural proportions
Learner's definition of PROPORTION
[count] : an amount that is a part of a whole
usually + of
: the relationship that exists between the size, number, or amount of two things
[count]
usually singular often + of
[noncount]
: the correct or appropriate relationship between the size, shape, and position of the different parts of something
[noncount]
[count]
usually plural
proportions [plural] : the size, shape, or extent of something
[noncount]
: the importance of something when it is compared to other things : the relative importance of things
◊ If you keep things in proportion, you understand which things are truly important and you do not become upset by small things that are not important.
◊ If something gets out of proportion or is blown out of proportion, it becomes larger than it should be or it is treated as something worse or more important than it really is.
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