
Dictionary » P » Proportion Proportionproportion 1. The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body. The image of christ, made after his own proportion. (Ridley) Formed in the best proportions of her sex. (Sir W. Scott) Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely in proportion to the support which they afford to his theory. (Macaulay) 2. Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion. Let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith. 3. The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot. Let the women . . . Do the same things in their proportions and capacities. (Jer. Taylor) 4. A part considered comparatively; a share. 5. (Science: mathematics) The equality or similarity of ratios, especially of geometrical ratios; or a relation among quantities such that the quotient of the first divided by the second is equal to that of the third divided by the fourth; called also geometrical proportion, in distinction from arithmetical proportion, or that in which the difference of the first and second is equal to the difference of the third and fourth. Proportion in the mathematical sense differs]] from ratio. Ratio is the relation of two quantities of the same kind, as the ratio of 5 to 10, or the ratio of 8 to 16. Proportion is the sameness or likeness of two such relations. Thus, 5 to 10 as 8 to 16; that is, 5 bears the same relation to 10 as 8 does to 16. Hence, such numbers are said to be in proportion. Proportion is expressed by symbols thus: a:b::c:d, or a:b = c:d, or a/b = c/d. The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional. Continued proportion, inverse proportion, etc. See Continued, Inverse, etc. Harmonical, or musical, proportion, a relation of three or four quantities, such that the first is to the last as the difference between the first two is to the difference between the last two; thus, 2, 3, 6, are in harmonical proportion; for 2 is to 6 as 1 to 3. Thus, 24, 16, 12, 9, are harmonical, for 24:9::8:3. In proportion, according as; to the degree that. In proportion as they are metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. Origin: F, fr. L. Proportio; pro before _ portio part or share. See Portion. Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page Results from our forumAm I the Next Step in Human Evolution?... The new human species has been well documented especially in China and Japan, (although it is widespread throughout the world,) where a large proportion of young men live their entire emotional lives in cyberspace. It is called Homo Geekius. So don't worry about it. You are not alone. You're ...
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)... prefer to do? To put it plainly, I suspect that perhaps Richard Lynn refrained from doing any cherrypicking, such as would have enhanced the proportion of his test subjects who were above the average in the various African countries included in his study, however those who complain about ...
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Re: Re:... organisms (and proteins and their sequences) rather optimized for what they do. However it was not always like that. So in the beginning bigger proportion of the mutations could be beneficial. Human hubris. No evidence to support those statements... Really? How is that hubris? Unless you want ...
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Re:... organisms (and proteins and their sequences) rather optimized for what they do. However it was not always like that. So in the beginning bigger proportion of the mutations could be beneficial. Human hubris. No evidence to support those statements...
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