[ pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr- ]
/ prəˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr- /


adjusted to proper proportion or relation.
having proportions as specified: a badly proportioned room.

Origin of proportioned

First recorded in 1350–1400, proportioned is from the Middle English word proporcioned. See proportion, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM proportioned

non·pro·por·tioned, adjectiveun·der·pro·por·tioned, adjectiveun·pro·por·tioned, adjectivewell-pro·por·tioned, adjective

Definition for proportioned (2 of 2)

[ pruh-pawr-shuhn, -pohr- ]
/ prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr- /


verb (used with object)

to adjust in proper proportion or relation, as to size, quantity, etc.
to balance or harmonize the proportions of.

Origin of proportion

1350–1400; Middle English proporcio(u)n < Latin prōportiōn- (stem of prōportiō) symmetry, analogy. See pro-1, portion

SYNONYMS FOR proportion

5 share.
10 regulate, arrange, balance, harmonize.

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British Dictionary definitions for proportioned

/ (prəˈpɔːʃən) /


verb (tr)

to adjust in relative amount, size, etc
to cause to be harmonious in relationship of parts

Derived forms of proportion

proportionable, adjectiveproportionability, nounproportionably, adverbproportionment, noun

Word Origin for proportion

C14: from Latin prōportiō (a translation of Greek analogia), from phrase prō portione, literally: for (its, his, one's) portion
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Scientific definitions for proportioned

[ prə-pôrshən ]

A statement of equality between two ratios. Four quantities, a, b, c, and d, are said to be in proportion if ab = cd.
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Idioms and Phrases with proportioned


see out of proportion.

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