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Spanish translation of “proportion”

proportion

noun /prəˈpoːʃən/
a part (of a total amount) Only a small proportion of the class passed the exam. the (correct) quantity, size, number etc (of one thing compared with that of another) For this dish, the butter and flour should be in the proportion of three to four (=eg 300 grammes of butter with every 400 grammes of flour). proportional adjective proportionally adverb
proporcionalmente
proportionate /-nət/ adjective being in correct proportion Are her wages really proportionate to the amount of work she does? proportionately adverb
proporcionalmente
be/get etc in proportion (to) to (cause to) have a correct relationship (to each other or something else) In drawing a person, it is difficult to get all the parts of the body in proportion. be/get etc out of (all) proportion (to) to (cause to) have an incorrect relationship (to each other or something else) An elephant’s tail seems out of (all) proportion to the rest of its body. in proportion to in relation to; in comparison with
en proporción con
You spend far too much time on that work in proportion to its importance.
(Definition of proportion from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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