# proportional

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## pro·por·tion·al

(prə-pôr′shə-nəl)
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.
n.
One of the quantities in a mathematical proportion.

pro·por′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.

## proportional

(prəˈpɔːʃənəl)
1. of, involving, or being in proportion
2. (Mathematics) maths having or related by a constant ratio
n
(Mathematics) maths an unknown term in a proportion: in a/b = c/x, x is the fourth proportional.
proˌportionˈality n
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## pro•por•tion•al

(prəˈpɔr ʃə nl, -ˈpoʊr-)

1. having due proportion; corresponding.
2. being in or characterized by proportion.
3. of, pertaining to, or based on proportion; relative.
4. (of two quantities) having the same or a constant ratio or relation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 proportional - one of the quantities in a mathematical proportionquantity - the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variableproportion - the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole Adj. 1 proportional - properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"relativeproportionate - being in due proportion; "proportionate representation of a minority group" 2 proportional - having a constant ratioproportionate - being in due proportion; "proportionate representation of a minority group"
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## proportional

proportionate
adjective Loss of weight is directly proportional to the progress of the disease.
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## proportional

1. Properly or correspondingly related in size, amount, or scale:
2. Characterized by or displaying symmetry, especially correspondence in scale or measure:
Translations
نِسْبِينِسْبي، مُتَناسِب مَع
úměrný
forholdsmæssigproportional medproportionel
suhteellinen
proporcionalan
hlutfallslegur

비례하는
proportionell
ทำให้ได้สัดส่วนกัน
theo tỷ lệ

## proportional

[prəˈpɔːʃənl]
A. ADJproporcional (to a) → en proporción (to con) X is not proportional to YX no guarda proporción con Y
B. CPD proportional representation N (Pol) →
proportional spacing N (on printer) →
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## proportional

to be proportional to sth → être proportionnel(le) à qch
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## proportional

adjproportional (to zu); share, distribution alsoanteilmäßig (to zu)

## proportional

:
proportional printing
n (Typ, Printing) → Proportionaldruck m
proportional representation
n (Pol) → Verhältniswahlrecht nt
proportional spacing
n (Typ, Printing) → Proportionalschrift f
proportional voting
n (Pol) → Verhältniswahlrecht nt
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## proportional

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## proportion

(prəˈpoːʃən) noun
1. a part (of a total amount). Only a small proportion of the class passed the exam.
2. the (correct) quantity, size, number etc (of one thing compared with that of another). For this dish, the butter and flour should be in the proportion of three to four (=eg 300 grammes of butter with every 400 grammes of flour).
being in correct proportion. Are her wages really proportionate to the amount of work she does?
be/get etc in proportion (to)
to (cause to) have a correct relationship (to each other or something else). In drawing a person, it is difficult to get all the parts of the body in proportion.
be/get etc out of (all) proportion (to)
to (cause to) have an incorrect relationship (to each other or something else). An elephant's tail seems out of (all) proportion to the rest of its body.
in proportion to
in relation to; in comparison with. You spend far too much time on that work in proportion to its importance.
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## proportional

úměrný proportional med suhteellinen proporcionalan 比例した 비례하는 proportionell ทำให้ได้สัดส่วนกัน theo tỷ lệ
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References in classic literature ?
If inequalities should arise in some States from duties on particular objects, these will, in all probability, be counterbalanced by proportional inequalities in other States, from the duties on other objects.
The other interior objects will require a proportional degree of information with regard to them.
The estimation in which these gentlemen were held, according to one of the most scientific exponents of the Gun Club, was "proportional to the masses of their guns, and in the direct ratio of the square of the distances attained by their projectiles."
The proportional width of the gape of mouth, the proportional length of the eyelids, of the orifice of the nostrils, of the tongue (not always in strict correlation with the length of beak), the size of the crop and of the upper part of the oesophagus; the development and abortion of the oil-gland; the number of the primary wing and caudal feathers; the relative length of wing and tail to each other and to the body; the relative length of leg and of the feet; the number of scutellae on the toes, the development of skin between the toes, are all points of structure which are variable.
They were therefore in universal use among Prince John's courtiers; and the long mantle, which formed the upper garment of the Saxons, was held in proportional derision.
Other things being equal, the value of a book, and especially of an author's whole work, is proportional to its range, that is to the breadth and variety of the life and characters which it presents.
I imagine this repulsive aspect originates from the features being placed in positions, with respect to each other, somewhat proportional to those of the human face; and thus we obtain a scale of hideousness.
'the change of motion is proportional to the impressed force,' or that 'whatever has extension is divisible,' these propositions are to be understood of motion and extension in general; and nevertheless it will not follow that they suggest to my thoughts an idea of motion without a body moved, or any determinate direction and velocity, or that I must conceive an abstract general idea of extension, which is neither line, surface, nor solid, neither great nor small, black, white, nor red, nor of any other determinate colour.
If industry, frugality, and disinterested integrity were alike the virtues of all, there would, apparently, be more of the social spirit, in making all property a common stock, and giving to each individual a proportional title to the wealth of the whole.
Thus while I tell the truth about loobies, my reader's imagination need not be entirely excluded from an occupation with lords; and the petty sums which any bankrupt of high standing would be sorry to retire upon, may be lifted to the level of high commercial transactions by the inexpensive addition of proportional ciphers.
The first question asks if we should keep the current First Past the Post voting system or move to a system of proportional representation.

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