Proportion is defined as a numerical relationship that compares things or people.(noun)
An example of proportion is the number of girls in a class compared to the number of boys.
See proportion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME proporcioun < MFr proporcion < L proportio < pro, for + portio, part: see portion
See proportion in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English proporcion
Origin: , from Old French proportion
Origin: , from Latin prōportiō, prōportiōn-
Origin: , from prō portiōne, according to (each) part
Origin: : prō, according to; see pro-1
Origin: + portiōne
Origin: , ablative of portiō, part; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots.
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