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# proportional

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• adjective Forming a relationship with other parts or quantities; being in proportion.
• adjective Properly related in size, degree, or other measurable characteristics; corresponding.
• adjective Mathematics Having the same or a constant ratio.
• noun One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• 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.
• noun A quantity in proportion.
• noun A table of proportional parts.

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

• noun (Math.) Any number or quantity in a proportion.
• noun (Chem.), obsolete The combining weight or equivalent of an element.
• adjective Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree.
• adjective Relating to, or securing, proportion.
• adjective (Math.) Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio.
• adjective logistic logarithms. See under Logistic.
• adjective a scale on which are marked parts proportional to the logarithms of the natural numbers; a logarithmic scale.
• adjective (Draughting) instruments used in making copies of drawings, or drawings of objects, on an enlarged or reduced scale.

• adjective 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.
• adjective In proportion (to), proportionate. More common in US than UK.

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

## Etymologies

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