directly proportional


: related by direct variation compare inversely proportional

Examples of directly proportional in a Sentence

His earnings are directly proportional to the number of units he sells.
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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of directly proportional was in 1796

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“Directly proportional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

directly proportional

: related by direct variation
our earnings are directly proportional to the number of items we sell
compare inversely proportional
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