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proportional

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noun pro·por·tion·al \prə-ˈpȯr-shnə1, -shə-nəl\

Definition of proportional

  1. :  a number or quantity in a proportion



14th Century

First Known Use of proportional

14th century

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proportional

adjective pro·por·tion·al

Simple Definition of proportional

  • : having a size, number, or amount that is directly related to or appropriate for something

  • : having parts that are the correct or appropriate size in relation to each other

Full Definition of proportional

  1. 1 a :  corresponding in size, degree, or intensity b :  having the same or a constant ratio <corresponding sides of similar triangles are proportional>

  2. 2 :  regulated or determined in size or degree with reference to proportions <a proportional system of immigration quotas>

pro·por·tion·al·i·ty play \-ˌpȯr-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
pro·por·tion·al·ly play \-ˈpȯr-shnə-lē, -shə-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of proportional

  1. The features of the face in the drawing are proportional.

  2. <the Web site's popularity increased exponentially, resulting in a proportional increase in advertising revenue>



15th Century

First Known Use of proportional

15th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


PROPORTIONAL Defined for Kids

proportional

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adjective pro·por·tion·al \prə-ˈpȯr-shə-nəl\

Definition of proportional

  1. :  having a direct relationship to something in size, number, or amount <The children received allowances proportional to their ages.>

pro·por·tion·al·ly adverb




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