pro·​por·​tion·​able prə-ˈpȯr-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce proportionable (audio)
proportionably adverb archaic

Word History


Middle English proporcionable, borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin prōportiōnābilis, re-formation of prōportiōnālis proportional entry 2, perhaps after Latin ratiōnābilis "rational, reasonable" — more at -able

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proportionable was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Proportionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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