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Spanish translation of “proportion”

proportion

noun /prəˈpoːʃən/
a part (of a total amount )
proporción
Only a small proportion of the class passed the exam .
the ( correct ) quantity , size , number etc (of one thing compared with that of another)
proporción
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
proporcional
proportionally adverb
proporcionalmente
proportionate /-nət/ adjective being in correct proportion
proporcionado , proporcional
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 )
ser/ estar proporcionado
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 )
ser/ estar desproporcionado
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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