## PROPORTION

### Proportion

Proportion is the relation between elements and a whole. In architecture the whole is not just a building but the set and setting of the site. The things that make a building and its site "well shaped" include the orientation of the site and the buildings on it to the features of the grounds on which it is situated. Light, shade, wind, elevation, choice of materials, all should relate to a standard and say what is it that makes it what it is, and what is it that makes it not something else.

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### proportion

#### Noun

1. A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
2. Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
3. Proper or equal share.
4. The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
5. A statement of equality between two ratios.
6. Size.

#### Verb

1. To set or render in proportion.

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