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Definitions of PROPORTION
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; -- called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth.
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
To adjust the comparative relation of one thing to another; to form symmetrically. Harmonical proportion, a relation of three or four quantities such that the first is to the last as the difference between the two first is to the difference between to the two last. Inverse proportion, a proportion where the ratio of first to second is as that of fourth to third. In proportion, according as.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Relation or correspondence of parts between unequal things of the same kind; symmetry; in arith., a rule in which three terms are given to find a fourth; in geom., the identity, equality, or similitude of ratios; mutual fitness or correspondence of parts to each other, and to the whole; equal degree; equal or just share; form; size.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Latin] Arrangement of parts ; relation of one portion to another, or with respect to magnitude or quantity ; -equal or just share ; lot ;-symmetrical arrangement, distribution, or adjustment ; relative form of a body ; size ; dimension ; - equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios ;-the rule of three in arithmetic, in which from three given terms a fourth is found, bearing the same relation to the third as the second does to the first. In proportion, according as ; to the degree that.
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