What does the word proportion mean?

Usage examples for proportion

  1. 2830 Federals were reported either captured or missing; and while some of those were probably among the dead, a large proportion found their way to Richmond; 4000, moreover, had fallen on the field of battle. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. Surely there seems to be here no relation and no proportion between cause and effect. – German Problems and Personalities by Charles Sarolea
  3. The strength of the conviction bears no proportion to the amount of reason spent in reaching it, unless it may be said that as a general rule the less a belief is reasoned the more confidently it is held. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto