factor of proportionality
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|Noun||1.||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