# proportional

### adjective

- (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.

## Origin of proportional

## Synonyms for proportional

## Examples from the Web for proportionally

### Contemporary Examples of proportionally

Their surfaces are a froth of magnetic storms, proportionally more violent than the worst weather on the Sun.

Meager as it was, that 2-cent mechanical rate of 1914 proportionally dwarfs the 9.1 cents per physical copy paid today.

They're both inexplicably wealthy and powerful, with beautiful girlfriends and proportionally smug attitudes.

My military assured me that we could act today, tomorrow, a month from now, that we could do so proportionally, but meaningfully.

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Their Craven and Brazen Hypocrisy on SyriaMichael Tomasky

September 9, 2013

Vermont proportionally allocates its delegates but only to candidates who get at least 20 percent of the vote.

### Historical Examples of proportionally

In respect to population, the increase is proportionally great.

Victory had inclined to the side of Mascarin, and he was proportionally jubilant.

Caught In The NetEmile Gaboriau

This was more than the other families in the mission had proportionally.

Mary and IStephen Return Riggs

The abdomen is proportionally longer than in tenebrosus (fig. 213).

The Common Spiders of the United StatesJames Henry Emerton

The losses are proportionally large if there is miscalculation of demand.

The Principles of EconomicsFrank A. Fetter