verb (used with object), pro·por·tion·at·ed, pro·por·tion·at·ing.
- proportional font,
- proportional limit,
- proportional representation,
- proportional spacing,
Origin of proportionate
Examples from the Web for proportionate
By comparison, a proportionate range in a country the size of the United States is 475,000 to 7,473,000.New Report Cites Half-a-Million War Related Dead in Iraq|Brian Van Reet|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The case against Megaupload might not be proportionate, wise, or able to withstand legal scrutiny.You’re No Aaron Swartz! Kim Dotcom’s Sleazy Transformation Into Activist|Michael Moynihan|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I do agree that a just and proportionate sentence must be determined, objectively, and without hysteria or undue emotion.
I began to realize why such a proportionate few choose the cold and impersonal laboratory.Sense from Thought Divide|Mark Irvin Clifton
The annual rings are variable in width, and the proportionate amounts of springwood and summerwood also vary.American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
But the proportionate value of gold to silver in Japan was as four to one, instead of the common valuation of fifteen to one.Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I|Richard Cocks
The apparatus may be of the simplest nature, and on any required scale, proportionate to the size of the mill.
Sally was both a Londoner and a visitor, and her feelings were proportionate.Coquette|Frank Swinnerton
late 14c., "of proper proportion," from Medieval Latin proportionatus "proportioned," past participle of proportionare (see proportion (n.)). Related: Proportionately.