directly proportional

adjective

: related by direct variation compare inversely proportional

Example Sentences

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of directly proportional was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Directly proportional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/directly%20proportional. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

directly proportional

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