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direct proportion

noun

the relation between quantities whose ratio remains constant, when A changes then B changes by the same factor; also called direct ratio

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  • The amount of leakage is, therefore, in direct proportion to the number of fixtures.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • Virtue increases in direct proportion with its ability to distinguish evil.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • In fact, the wide perusal of any report is in direct proportion to its brevity.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Which a gent gets sentimental in direct proportion as you shoot him up.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • The purchasing power of money is in direct proportion to the volume of money existing.

    Money John P. Jones
  • Austerity of doctrine bears a direct proportion to strength of instinct.

    General Bramble Andr Maurois
  • It was as though her soul had shriveled in direct proportion to her salary's expansion.

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber

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