proportion

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Proportion is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /pɹəˈpɔɹʃən/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /pɹəˈpɔːʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pro‧por‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
proportion

Plural
proportions

  1. The proportion is the relationship in size between one part and another.
    Health care spending is taking up a much larger proportion of the government budget.
    The proportion of water to sugar should be two to one.

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