(Mathematics) A relationship between two quantities, normally expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other; for example, the ratio of 7 to 4 can be written 7:4 or 7/4. A ratio can often also be expressed as a decimal or percentage.

A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.

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Find another word for proportions. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for proportions, like: relations, ratios, dimensions, balances, symmetries, rates, shares, rations, portions, parts and measures.

The best proportions are found by trial in all cases.

The volume of the high-pressure cylinder may be varied within wide limits for the same low-pressure volume; the proportions adopted should, however, be such that there is an absence of excessive drop between them as the steam is transferred from one to the other.

The trade of France was divided between foreign countries and her colonies in the following proportions (imports and exports combined).

By the action of zinc methyl on ethyl borate, in the requisite proportions, boron trimethyl is obtained, thus :-2B(OC2H5)2+ 6Zn(CH 3) 2 =2B(CH 3) 3 +6Zn< OC2H5 as a colourless spontaneously inflammable gas of unbearable smell.

In Der Ring des Nibelungen Wagner specifies the proportions of the string-band as 16 first and 16 second violins, 12 violas, 12 violoncellos, 8 double basses.