Definition of proportional in English:
1Corresponding in size or amount to something else: the punishment should be proportional to the crime
More example sentences
- The amounts produced are proportional to the size of the gland, whether this is increased benignly or by prostate cancer.
- As such the amount paid in fees, proportional to the amount under management, has continued to increase.
- The amount of tiles left out will be proportional to the size of the tile.
1.1 Mathematics (Of a variable quantity) having a constant ratio to another quantity.
- The ratio of the squares of the periods of two planets is directly proportional to the ratio of the cubes of the radii of their orbits.
- Gravitational force is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between two objects.
- Instead the heat is inversely proportional to the square of the distance.
- Example sentences
- Yeah, I think proportionality is very difficult to achieve in this kind of atmosphere.
- I want to turn to my last area, which is about proportionality.
- This is difficult to do because of the old principle of proportionality, which may cause minorities to be outvoted by the majority.
- Example sentences
- The province has proportionally fewer miles of rail line than the rest of the country, especially given its level of economic development.
- Cats and dogs were the most commonly stockpiled pets, and women were proportionally more likely than men to acquire cats.
- Because our lower houses aren't proportionally representative that vote is not yet represented in a similar proportion of seats.
Words that rhyme with proportionalinscriptional • optional
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