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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.

Usage examples (39)
  • I don´t think upper lip hair of heroic proportions is in Bubba´s future.
  • Waiting until problems reach crisis proportions is not the best way to stay healthy.
  • “A humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions is unfolding in Afghanistan.” —
  • Some of the distinction, companies say, involves proprietary differences in proportions of ingredients. for more
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