proportional
[pruhpawrshuhnl, pohr]

adjective
having due proportion; corresponding.
being in or characterized by proportion.
of, relating to, or based on proportion; relative.
Mathematics.
 (of two quantities) having the same or a constant ratio or relation: The quantities y and x are proportional if y/x = k, where k is the constant of proportionality.
 (of a first quantity with respect to a second quantity) a constant multiple of: The quantity y is proportional to x if y = kx, where k is the constant of proportionality.
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Origin of proportional
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proportional
adjective
noun
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proportional
late 14c. (implied in proportionally), from Late Latin proportionalis "pertaining to proportions," from proportio (see proportion). Related: Proportionally.
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