proportional parts

plural noun

: fractional parts of the difference between successive entries in a table for use in linear interpolation

Word History

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proportional parts was in 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Proportional parts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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