- proportional limit,
- proportional representation,
- proportional spacing,
- propositional attitude
Origin of proportioned
verb (used with object)
Origin of proportion
Examples from the Web for proportioned
The congregation was not proportioned to the size of the great edifice.Our Hundred Days in Europe|Oliver Wendell Holmes
His rider seemed to have been proportioned to fit the horse.'Firebrand' Trevison|Charles Alden Seltzer
The lengths of the several parts are proportioned one to another.Ancient Egypt|George Rawlinson
Probably these presents were proportioned to the success on the warpath.Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier|Frank H. Severance
But it is rational love which is proportioned to the estimated goodness of the thing beloved.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Word Origin for proportion
late 14c., "due relation of one part to another," also "size, extent; compartative relation in size, degree, number, etc.," from Old French proporcion "measure, proportion" (13c.), from Latin proportionem (nominative proportio) "comparative relation, analogy," from phrase pro portione "according to the relation" (of parts to each other), from pro "for" (see pro-) + ablative of *partio "division," related to pars (see part (n.)). Phrase out of proportion attested by 1670s.
My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs. [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]
"to adjust or regulate the proportions of," late 14c., from proportion (n.) and in part from Middle French proporcioner and directly from Medieval Latin proportionare. Related: Proportioned; proportioning.
see out of proportion.