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direct proportion


the relation between quantities whose ratio remains constant, when A changes then B changes by the same factor; also called direct ratio's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • A great social reformer once said that "he had found a man's sobriety to be in direct proportion to his cleanliness."

    The Alien Invasion William Henry Wilkins
  • The amount of leakage is, therefore, in direct proportion to the number of fixtures.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • It is certain that our grasp of life is in direct proportion to the variety and warmth of the ways in which we lay hold of it.

    Great Possessions David Grayson
  • Virtue increases in direct proportion with its ability to distinguish evil.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • The commerce of Montreal in the future will always be in direct proportion to the future depth of the channel.

    Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2) William Henry Atherton
  • In fact, the wide perusal of any report is in direct proportion to its brevity.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • The pandemonium increases in direct proportion as the brew diminishes.

    The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan

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