adjective

- The definition of proportional is something that has a relatively correct relationship of size or that is appropriate.
- An example of something proportional is a woman's tiny feet to her short stature.
- An example of something proportional is the amount of pay a worker gets for the hours that they put in.

## proportional

adjective

- of or determined by proportion; relative
- having, or being in, proportion: pay
*proportional*to work done - Math. having the same or a constant ratio

Origin of proportional

Middle English*proporcional*; from Classical Latin

*proportionalis*

noun

a quantity in a mathematical proportion

*Related Forms:*

- proportionality
noun

- proportionally
adverb

## proportional

adjective

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

noun

One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion.

*Related Forms:*

**pro·por′tion·al′i·ty**noun

**pro·por′tion·al·ly**adverb

## proportional

Adjective

(*comparative* more proportional, *superlative* most proportional)

- 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.
- Quotation

- In proportion (to), proportionate. More common in US than UK.
- Quotation

- directly proportional
- inversely proportional