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  1. Plural of proportion
    • 1953, (translation), Modulor
      It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy.
      • 1946, Albert Einstein, letter sent to Le Corbusier, on the golden ratio
        Er ist eine Skala der Proportionen, die das Schlechte schwierig und das Gute leicht macht.
  2. A person's figure.


  1. third-person singular of proportion

Extensive Definition

Proportionality may refer to:
  • Proportionality (mathematics), the special mathematical relationships of direct and inverse proportion between two variables
  • Proportionality (physics)
  • Proportionality (law), a legal principle under municipal law in which the punishment of a certain crime should be in proportion to the severity of the crime itself, and under international law an important consideration when assessing the military necessity of an attack on a military objective
  • Proportionality (political maxim), a maxim which states that any layer of government should not take any action that exceeds that which is necessary to achieve the objective of government
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proportions in German: Proportion
proportions in Esperanto: Proporcio
proportions in French: Proportion
proportions in Italian: Proporzionalità
proportions in Norwegian: Proporsjon
proportions in Portuguese: Proporcionalidade
proportions in Swedish: Proportionalitet
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