directly proportional

adjective

Definition of 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Maybe, our hopes for the future are directly proportional to our current sense of exhaustion. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, 3 Sep. 2021 Maybe, our hopes for the future are directly proportional to our current sense of despair or exhaustion. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, 23 Aug. 2021 After all, your ability to change the world around you is directly proportional to your willingness to change the world within you. Dr Margie Warrell, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Scaling your team is directly proportional to getting the right people in regularly. Mayank Mishra, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Oxygen consumption is directly proportional to the number of cases. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 11 May 2021 The output of the NFL rumor mill is directly proportional to the proximity of the draft. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2021 The success of IaC implementations are directly proportional to the scale, complexity and dynamic nature of the infrastructure environments. Sunil Sarat, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 While the number of vaccinations administered can’t be construed as directly proportional to the number of doses acquired, this data does reveal which countries have managed to obtain a significant supply of COVID-19 immunizations. Jack Nasher, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of directly proportional

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/directly%20proportional. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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directly proportional

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of directly proportional

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

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