proportional

[ pruh-pawr-shuh-nl ]
/ prəˈpɔr ʃə nl /
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having due proportion; corresponding.
being in or characterized by proportion.
of, relating to, or based on proportion; relative.
Mathematics.
1. (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.
2. (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 ofproportional

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English proporcional, from Latin prōportiōnālis; see proportion, -al1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH proportional

proportional , proportionate
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British Dictionary definitions for proportional

proportional
/ (prəˈpɔːʃənəl) /