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Main Entry: 1pro·por·tion
Pronunciation: p(r)schwa-primarystresspomacrr-shschwan, -primarystresspodotr-
Function: noun
1 : the size, number, or amount of one thing or group as compared to the size, number, or amount of another <the proportion of boys to girls in our class is three to one>
2 : a balanced or pleasing arrangement <out of proportion>
3 : a statement of the equality of two ratios (as 4/2 = 10/5) -- compare 2EXTREME 2, 4mean 2b
4 : a fair or just share <did our proportion of the work>
5 : DIMENSION 1b <a crisis of large proportions> <the proportions of a room>
- in proportion : PROPORTIONAL 1

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