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British English: /prəˈpɔːʃ(ə)n/
American English: /prəˈpɔrʃ(ə)n/

Translation of proportion in Italian:


  • 2 (ratio) the proportion of pupils to teachers
    il rapporto o la proporzione studenti/insegnanti
    productivity increases in proportion to the incentives offered
    la produttività aumenta in ragione degli incentivi offerti
    tax should be in proportion to income
    le tasse dovrebbero essere proporzionali al reddito
  • 3 (harmony, symmetry) See examples:out of, in proportion the door is out of proportion with the rest of the building
    la porta è sproporzionata rispetto al resto dell'edificio
  • 4 [figurative] (perspective) See examples:to get something out of all proportion
    non considerare qualcosa nelle sue giuste proporzioni
    her reaction was out of all proportion to the event
    la sua reazione fu del tutto sproporzionata rispetto all'importanza dell'avvenimento
    you've got to have a sense of proportion

also: proportions plural noun

  • (of building, ship, machine)
    dimensioni (feminine)
    (of problem, project)
    dimensioni (feminine) , proporzioni (feminine)
    a lady of ample proportions
    una signora dalle forme generose
    to reach alarming proportions
    raggiungere proporzioni allarmanti
    to reach epidemic proportions
    diventare un'epidemia

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