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Suppliers with the highest proportion of complaints suffered the biggest number of defections. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Polls suggest that extremist parties are tempting a growing proportion of disgruntled voters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The scale of the problem is partly the result of the large proportion of people who survive combat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You get classical proportions, with modern extras. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I was very happy to use this one in a huge proportion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although overseas pupils take only 5 per cent of places at independent schools they account for a significant proportion of boarding places. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The numbers have got larger but I doubt the proportions are very different. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also said that tracker funds, which own a huge proportion of listed companies, needed to do more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My wife and I have a quality test: the quality of the hotel is in direct proportion to the size of the towels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or at least three of four different sets of proportions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The payout ratio measures the proportion of earnings that is paid out as dividends. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)In some rural areas the proportion of second homes is very high. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The second is that they are letting in a larger proportion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The difference is essentially in the relative proportion of the two. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)The proportion of people voting for the two larger parties has gone down remorselessly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its proportions vary from system to system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They know they will grow in direct proportion to their competence. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)This includes cutting out added salt and reducing the proportion of fat in the diet. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There will be no limit on the number or proportion of top grades. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rich are already paying an extremely high proportion of income taxes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They may also expect you to pay a significant proportion of treatment costs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They were only a small proportion of the total victims. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)And a growing proportion of those seeking help are women. The Sun (2006)They are made to measure around the wearer to ensure both the balance and proportion works. The Sun (2008)Thus a relatively small amount of land can do service out of all proportion to its size. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In some areas the proportion is much higher. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their proportions were different because first of all they had to fight to be allowed to live as loving humans. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)Not only is this a crisis of huge proportions but one that is not going to be sorted out in a hurry. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has left a huge proportion of Greeks with no money to spend. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The beta of the asset increases in proportion to the ratio of the value of the fixed costs to the value of the asset. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)We urge the Government to protect this building from destruction because of its harmonious architectural proportions and compelling social history. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A food which contains all the essential amino acids in the correct proportions is known as a high biological value protein. Technology Basic Facts (1990)The frontage is of perfect Classical proportions, with tall sash windows on both storeys. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Today, the proportion is 56%. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'proportion'
British English: proportion /prəˈpɔːʃən/ NOUN
A proportion of an amount or group is a part of it.
...the largest proportion of the aid money.
- American English: proportion
- Arabic: نِسْبَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: proporção
- Chinese: 比例
- Croatian: udio
- Czech: část
- Danish: del
- Dutch: deel
- European Spanish: proporción
- Finnish: osuus
- French: proportion
- German: Anteil
- Greek: αναλογία
- Italian: proporzione
- Japanese: 比率
- Korean: 비율
- Norwegian: forhold
- Polish: proporcja
- European Portuguese: proporção
- Romanian: proporție
- Russian: пропорция
- Spanish: proporción
- Swedish: proportion
- Thai: สัดส่วน
- Turkish: oran
- Ukrainian: пропорція
- Vietnamese: tỷ lệ
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