Definition for PRO-POR'TION


  1. To adjust the comparative relation of one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its highth, or the thickness of a thing to its length; to proportion our expenditures to our income. In the loss of an object, we do not proportion our grief to its real value, but to the value our fancies set upon it. – Addison.
  2. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.

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