Definition of proportional
: a number or quantity in a proportion
14th Century
First Known Use of proportional
14th century
Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms
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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 a : corresponding in size, degree, or intensity b : having the same or a constant ratio <corresponding sides of similar triangles are proportional>
2 : regulated or determined in size or degree with reference to proportions <a proportional system of immigration quotas>
Examples of proportional
The features of the face in the drawing are proportional.
<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
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playDefinition of proportional
: having a direct relationship to something in size, number, or amount <The children received allowances proportional to their ages.>
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