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1‘only a small proportion of the land can be farmed’
part, portion, amount, quantity, bit, piece, percentage, section, segment, share, quota, division, fraction, measure
2‘the proportion of water to alcohol’
ratio, distribution, relative amount, relative number
3‘serious photographers interested in line and proportion should find the exhibition instructive’
balance, symmetry, harmony, correspondence, correlation, congruity, agreement, concord
4proportions‘men of huge proportions’
size, dimensions, magnitude, measurements
mass, volume, bulk
expanse, extent, width, breadth, scale, scope, range
‘the amount of land in proportion to our needs is still large’
relative to, proportionate to, proportional to, commensurate with, corresponding to
‘they had an impact out of all proportion to their size’
incommensurate with, disproportionate to, relatively too large for, relatively too small for, not appropriate for
out of keeping with, at odds with
excessive, inordinate, unreasonable
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