verb (used with object)
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Origin of proportion
synonym study for proportion
OTHER WORDS FROM proportion
Example sentences from the Web for proportion
The island faces an environmental challenge of huge proportions.
To test out a doll he designed to have realistic human proportions, Nickolay Lamm went to a group of second-graders in Pittsburgh.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That corruption, says Stafford Smith, provided the opportunity for a “frame-up of epic proportions.”Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In recent years, the problem has grown to epidemic proportions.
Note, Faircloth says “characters' proportions,” not just the female ones.Full Frontal Disney: Feminism's Nudity Double Standard|Emily Shire|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The latter-named proportions may in some measure account for "what becomes of the pins?"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
He threw out his arms, as if trying to indicate the proportions of a great world or of an enormous ocean.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
It not only brought about the instant beginnings of the siege, but its proportions were grossly exaggerated in the public eye.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Here Letty drew the coverlet from the face of the sleeping babe, and displayed his chubby proportions with maternal pride.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for proportion
Derived forms of proportionproportionable, adjectiveproportionability, nounproportionably, adverbproportionment, noun
Word Origin for proportion
Scientific definitions for proportion
Idioms and Phrases with proportion
see out of proportion.