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

pro·por′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
pro·por′tion·al·ly adv.
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Noun1.proportionality - a ratio of two quantities that is constant
commensurateness, proportionateness, correspondence - the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
2.proportionality - harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"


[ˌprəpɔːʃəˈnælɪtɪ] Nproporcionalidad f


nProportionalität f; (of means)Verhältnismäßigkeit f
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