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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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'
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