Proportional meaning

prə-pôrshə-nəl
Having the same or a constant ratio.
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Forming a relationship with other parts or quantities; being in proportion.
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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.

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Properly related in size, degree, or other measurable characteristics; corresponding.

Punishment ought to be proportional to the crime.

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One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion.
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Of or determined by proportion; relative.
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Having, or being in, proportion.

Pay proportional to work done.

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Having the same or a constant ratio.
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A quantity in a mathematical proportion.
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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.

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

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