factor of proportionality

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to factor of proportionality: Factor of production
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.factor of proportionality - the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality
constant - a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"
Planck's constant, h - the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second
factor - any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Factor of proportionality between measured voltage and registered in the solution current was preliminarily determined by means of the measurement system calibration.
3 since the factor of proportionality would cancel numerator and denominator in Eq.
For any pair of fundamental particles of unit charge [+ or -] esu there seems to exist a dimensionless factor of proportionality [[rho].sub.1,2], which, if made a coefficient of G, will balance the electrostatic Coulomb force and the Newtonian force of gravity at any distance between the charged particles.