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proper value

noun, Mathematics.
Origin of proper value
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In friendship one is more ready to give things their proper value—perhaps because everything is of less value.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
  • "The Council will take that at its proper value," announced the commandant.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Was the fascination he exerted over her so great that she could not weigh at their proper value characteristics so entirely evil?

    One of My Sons Anna Katharine Green
  • I had thought I was estimating at its proper value what he was teaching.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips
  • It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.

  • It don't look to me as if she put a proper value on him, miss.

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • The second point suggested is, that the proper value of Christs life consists in thisthat it propagates similar lives.

  • But his criticism in other fields has hardly been appreciated at its proper value.

    Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell
  • Gibraltar became popular as soon as the acquisition had been esteemed at its proper value.

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