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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·por·tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proportioned p. pr. & vb. n. Proportioning.]
 1. To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income.
    In the loss of an object we do not proportion our grief to the real value . . . but to the value our fancies set upon it.   --Addison.
 2. To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.
    Nature had proportioned her without any fault.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 3. To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.