in proportion to

idiom

1
: related in size, number, or amount to (something else)
Your share of the profits will be in proportion to the amount of work that you do.
2
: having the correct or appropriate relationship in size, shape, or position to (some other part of the same thing)
The garage is not in proportion to the house.
3
: when compared to the size, shape, or position of (some other part of the same thing)
His head is large in proportion to his body.

Examples of in proportion to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web France adheres to a two-round vote rather than proportional representation, in which parliamentary seats are determined in proportion to people’s electoral choices. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 July 2024 Share [Findings] The U.S. municipal bond market penalizes communities in proportion to the percentage of their population that is black but generally ignores their vulnerability to climate change. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 19 June 2024 The capacitance varies with the change in the facing area, which changes substantially in proportion to the depth of depression of the button. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 27 Mar. 2024 Trump could also seek to use U.S. aid for Ukraine as leverage over Europe, to be given or taken away in proportion to what Europe can give to the United States. Liana Fix, Foreign Affairs, 22 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for in proportion to 

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“In proportion to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20proportion%20to. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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