- n. 比例；部分；面积；均衡
- vt. 使成比例；使均衡；分摊
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- proportion (n.)
- late 14c., "due relation of one part to another," also "size, extent; compartative relation in size, degree, number, etc.," from Old French proporcion "measure, proportion" (13c.), from Latin proportionem (nominative proportio) "comparative relation, analogy," from phrase pro portione "according to the relation" (of parts to each other), from pro "for" (see pro-) + ablative of *partio "division," related to pars (see part (n.)). Phrase out of proportion attested by 1670s.
My fortunes [are] as ill proportioned as your legs. [John Marston, "Antonio and Mellida," 1602]
- proportion (v.)
- "to adjust or regulate the proportions of," late 14c., from proportion (n.) and in part from Middle French proporcioner and directly from Medieval Latin proportionare. Related: Proportioned; proportioning.
- 1. We must keep a sense of proportion about all this.
- 2. A substantial proportion of the population speak a French-based patois.
- 3. The proportion of women in the profession had risen to 17.3%.
- 4. A high proportion of the new arrivals are skilled professionals.
- 5. The radio station has to include a substantial proportion of classical music.
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