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noun as in balance between parts of whole

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The proportion of people who, after landing on your app marketplace snippet clicks to go into the product page, is expressed in percentage, and it is called the conversion rate.

These integrals take on monstrous proportions in multi-loop Feynman diagrams, which come into play as researchers march down the line and fold in more complicated virtual interactions.

Rates of testing, he said, were lower in poorer areas and areas with higher proportions of residents who are racial minorities.

Epidemiologists look to the percent-positive rate, or the proportion of positive tests relative to total tests done, to distinguish between these two possibilities.

The 2019 Climate Equity Index Report found that cost burdens of basic needs, including energy, transportation and housing, are much higher in communities with a higher proportion of people of color.

Idiocies multiply in direct proportion to the accumulating legal rigidities.

But it was still one in which the male property owners had a vote, which was a small proportion of the population.

You spend an excessive proportion of your income on “pure” foods.

“The fears in epidemic proportion and they need to be calmed down,” he says.

“A relatively small proportion of men are responsible for a large number of rapes,” the 2002 study notes.

If now we turn to the higher aspects of form, such as symmetry and proportion, we encounter a difficulty.

A considerable proportion of the industrial and commercial news is now written to an end.

The fact is, that the proportion of white men in the French Division is low; there are too many Senegalese.

You engaged to produce your fair proportion of capital; you have given nothing.

When the features begin to be represented by something more like a form we find in most cases a curious want of proportion.


On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to proportion, such as: bulk, capacity, dimension, distribution, fraction, and magnitude.

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