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Only a small proportion of graduates fail to find employment.
Genovese's work shows a wonderful sense of proportion and design.
Everything about the room is beautifully in proportion.
His head is large in proportion to his small frame.
The figures in the painting are completely out of proportion with their surroundings.
a chair of graceful proportions
The tree can grow to massive proportions.
a disaster of catastrophic proportions
The story began to take on mythic proportions.
It is a setback, but it should be kept in proportion.
The publicity the exhibition has received is out of all proportion to its actual quality.
We need to keep a sense of proportion about what really matters.
This is the British English definition of proportion. View American English definition of proportion.