proportions

[ pruh-pawr-shuhn, -pohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF proportions
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Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.

The very spirit of harmony is embodied in the proportions of the Parthenon.

Give the proportions of fat and flour that may be used for pastry.

The proportions of these must be based upon the load to be carried.

He had all the bones and joints of other men, without any of their proportions.

A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.

She was tall, her proportions were ample, and her waist very trim.

But one sees the proportions of things better when one's dull.

Every human being moves about according to his or her proportions.

Is it in your power to give the proportions of a perfect human figure?

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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