Synonyms for proportion

Synonyms for (noun) proportion

Synonyms: balance, proportion, proportionality

Definition: harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)

Usage: in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance- John Ruskin

Similar words: placement, arrangement

Definition: the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

Usage: the arrangement of the furniture; the placement of the chairs


Synonyms: proportion, dimension

Definition: magnitude or extent

Usage: a building of vast proportions

Similar words: magnitude

Definition: the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

Usage: they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion; about the magnitude of a small pea


Synonyms: proportion, ratio

Definition: the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree

Usage: an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations; a dry martini has a large proportion of gin

Similar words: magnitude relation, quantitative relation

Definition: a relation between magnitudes


Synonyms: proportion

Definition: the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

Similar words: quotient

Definition: the ratio of two quantities to be divided


Synonyms: proportion, symmetry

Definition: balance among the parts of something

Similar words: balance, counterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise

Definition: equality of distribution

Synonyms for (verb) proportion

Synonyms: proportion

Definition: adjust in size relative to other things

Similar words: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels


Synonyms: proportion

Definition: give pleasant proportions to

Usage: harmonize a building with those surrounding it

Similar words: harmonise, harmonize

Definition: bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously

Usage: harmonize the different interests