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

  • adjective Being in due proportion; proportional.
  • transitive verb To make proportionate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having proportion, or due proportion; adjusted to something else according to a certain rate or comparative relation; proportional.
  • To make proportional; adjust according to a settled rate or to due comparative relation or proportion: as, to proportionate punishments to crimes.

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

  • adjective Adjusted to something else according to a proportion; proportional.
  • transitive verb To make proportional; to adjust according to a settled rate, or to due comparative relation; to proportion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In proportion; proportional; commensurable.
  • adjective Harmonious and symmetrical.
  • verb transitive To make proportionate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
  • adjective being in due proportion
  • adjective agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree

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