in proportion to

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Definition of in proportion to

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.

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“In proportion to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20proportion%20to. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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