Proportion vs More - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between proportion and more

is that proportion is (countable) a quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number while more is an increased amount or quantity or more can be (obsolete) a carrot; a parsnip.

As verbs the difference between proportion and more

is that proportion is (arts) to set or render in proportion while more is to root up.

As a determiner more is

: in greater number ''(used for a discrete quantity) .

As a adverb more is

to a greater degree or extent.

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proportion

English

Noun

  • (lb) A quantity of something that is part of the whole amount or number.
  • *
  • *:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion —which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, the worn-out, passionless men, the enervated matrons of the summer capital,!”
  • (lb) Harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole.
  • (lb) Proper or equal share.
  • *(Jeremy Taylor) (1613–1677)
  • *:Let the womendo the same things in their proportions and capacities.
  • The relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree.
  • :
  • *(Lancelot Ridley) (ca.1500-1576)
  • *:The image of Christ, made after his own proportion .
  • *Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • *:Formed in the best proportions of her sex.
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:Documents are authentic and facts are true precisely in proportion to the support which they afford to his theory.
  • A statement of equality between two ratios.
  • Size.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again;
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 20, author=Nathan Rabin
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club , passage=What other television show would feature a gorgeously designed sequence where a horrifically mutated Pierre and Marie Curie, their bodies swollen to Godzilla-like proportions from prolonged exposure to the radiation that would eventually kill them, destroy an Asian city with their bare hands like vengeance-crazed monster-Gods?}}

    Derived terms

    * in proportion * proportional * proportionally * proportionate * proportioner

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (arts) To set or render in proportion.
  • more

    English

    (wikipedia more)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) more, from (etyl) .

    Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • (senseid)
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=72-3, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= A punch in the gut , passage=Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.}}

    Adverb

    (-)
  • To a greater degree or extent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Ian Sample
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=34, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains , passage=Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.}}
  • * , Bk.XV, Ch.II:
  • Than was there pees betwyxte thys erle and thys Aguaurs, and grete surete that the erle sholde never warre agaynste hym more .
  • (senseid) Used alone to form the comparative form of adjectives and adverbs.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then we relapsed into a discomfited silence, and wished we were anywhere else. But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud, and with such a hearty enjoyment that instead of getting angry and more mortified we began to laugh ourselves, and instantly felt better.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • Derived terms
    * more or less * more so * less is more

    See also

    * most

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) more, ). More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) a carrot; a parsnip.
  • (dialectal) a root; stock.
  • A plant.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) moren, from the noun. See above.

    Verb

    (mor)
  • To root up.
  • Statistics

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