Proportion vs. Percentage

Proportion vs. Percentage — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Proportion and Percentage

Proportionnoun

A part or amount considered in relation to a whole

What is the proportion of helium in the atmosphere?.

Percentagenoun

A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.

Proportionnoun

A relationship between things or parts of things with respect to comparative magnitude, quantity, or degree

the proper proportion between oil and vinegar in the dressing.

Percentagenoun

The result obtained by multiplying a quantity by a percent.

Proportionnoun

A relationship between quantities such that if one varies then another varies in a manner dependent on the first

"We do not always find visible happiness in proportion to visible virtue" (Samuel Johnson).

Percentagenoun

A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part

The hecklers constituted only a small percentage of the audience.
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Proportionnoun

The agreeable or harmonious relation of parts within a whole

The statue seems out of proportion.

Percentagenoun

An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales

work for a percentage.

Proportionnoun

often proportions Dimensions; size

First measure the proportions of the room.

Percentagenoun

(Informal) Advantage; gain

There is no percentage in work without pay.

Proportionnoun

(Mathematics) A statement of equality between two ratios. Four quantities, a, b, c, d, are said to be in proportion if a/b = c/d .

Percentagenoun

The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.

A high percentage of secondary school leavers take a gap year.
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Proportionverb

To adjust so that proper relations between parts are attained

Have you proportioned the oil in the dressing properly?.

Percentagenoun

A share of the sales, profits, gross margin or similar.

She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.

Proportionverb

To form the parts of with balance or symmetry

The artist proportioned the figure nicely.

Percentagenoun

(informal) Benefit or advantage.

There was no percentage in staying at home.

Proportionnoun

(countable) A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.

Percentagenoun

a proportion multiplied by 100

Proportionnoun

(uncountable) Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.

Percentagenoun

assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group;

he wanted his share in cash

Proportionnoun

(countable) Proper or equal share.

Proportionnoun

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

the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body

Proportionnoun

A statement of equality between two ratios.

Proportionnoun

Size.

Proportionverb

(arts) To set or render in proportion.

Proportionnoun

the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

Proportionnoun

magnitude or extent;

a building of vast proportions

Proportionnoun

balance among the parts of something

Proportionnoun

harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design);

in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance

Proportionverb

give pleasant proportions to;

harmonize a building with those surrounding it

Proportionverb

adjust in size relative to other things