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An example use of proportion in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… um and a huge proportion had never even …”
Proportion means the relation of one part of a whole to the whole.
the word proportion occurs in english on average 63.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that proportion can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;