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proportion

noun (SIZE)    /prəˈpɔː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈpɔːr-/
C2 [C or U] the correct or most attractive relationship between the size of different parts of the same thing or between one thing and another: Your legs are very much in proportion to (= the right size for) the rest of your body. His feet seem very small in proportion to his body. My head was much nearer the camera than the rest of me so I'm all out of proportion.Numerical relationships proportions [plural] the size, shape, or level of something: a building of elegant proportions I'm not very good at drawing people - I can never get the proportions right.humorous She's a woman of generous proportions (= she is fat). A small worry in the back of your mind can for no apparent reason assume/take on massive proportions in the middle of the night.Measurements in general
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