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UK [prəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [prəˈpɔrʃ(ə)n] noun
Word forms "proportion":
singular proportion plural proportions
1)
a) [countable] maths a quantity of something that is a part or share of the whole
proportion of:

Only a small proportion of graduates fail to find employment.

b) [uncountable] the relationship between two or more quantities or parts of a whole
the proportion of something to something:

The proportion of trucks to cars on the roads has changed dramatically.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with proportion
▪  considerable, greater, high, higher, large, significant, small, substantial
2) [uncountable] the correct, most useful, or most attractive relationship between things

Genovese's work shows a wonderful sense of proportion and design.

in proportion:

Everything about the room is beautifully in proportion.

in proportion to/with something:

His head is large in proportion to his small frame.

out of proportion (to/with something):

The figures in the painting are completely out of proportion with their surroundings.

3) proportions
[plural] the size or shape of something

a chair of graceful proportions

The tree can grow to massive proportions.

4) proportions
[plural] the degree of importance of something

a disaster of catastrophic proportions

The story began to take on mythic proportions.

blow something up out of (all) proportion — to make a situation seem much worse than it really is

The incident has been blown up out of proportion.

out of (all) proportion (to something) — if a reaction or result is out of all proportion, it is too strong or serious for the thing or situation that has caused it

The publicity the exhibition has received is out of all proportion to its actual quality.


English dictionary. 2014.

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