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# proportional

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

• adj. Forming a relationship with other parts or quantities; being in proportion.
• adj. Properly related in size, degree, or other measurable characteristics; corresponding: Punishment ought to be proportional to the crime.
• adj. Mathematics Having the same or a constant ratio.
• n. One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion.

• adj. At a constant ratio (to). Two magnitudes (numbers) are said to be proportional if the second varies in a direct relation arithmetically to the first.
• adj. In proportion (to), proportionate. More common in US than UK.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• n. See under Proportional, etc.
• adj. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree.
• adj. Relating to, or securing, proportion.
• adj. Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio.
• adj. instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.
• n. Any number or quantity in a proportion.
• n. The combining weight or equivalent of an element.

### from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

• Based upon proportion; pertaining to or having proportion.
• According to or having a due proportion; being in suitable proportion or degree.
• In mathematics, having the same or a constant ratio: as, proportional quantities.
• A scale for preserving the proportions of drawings or parts when changing their size.
• n. A quantity in proportion.
• n. A table of proportional parts.

• n. one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
• adj. having a constant ratio
• adj. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

## Etymologies

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