directly proportional

adjective

Definition of directly proportional

: related by direct variation — compare inversely proportional

Examples of directly proportional in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of directly proportional

1796

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DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of directly proportional for English Language Learners

  • : related so that one becomes larger or smaller when the other becomes larger or smaller


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