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 proportionately
And the middle class is proportionately smaller and has shrunk more than elsewhere.
Perhaps worst of all—Muslim Europeans, proportionately speaking, take religion seriously.
Now that he was mortifying the flesh by drinking only water, he was proportionately particular to please his appetite in eating.The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
Proportionately to Attica this seems to allow too small a population of slaves.
If we except the proportionately few liberal thinkers, that conviction is as strong as it was in the time of Ivan the Terrible.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
She began to set forth the story of her ordeal more sanely and proportionately in Jane Eyre.The Key to the Bront Works|John Malham-Dembleby
The muscle is proportionately smaller and weaker than in any of the other species studied.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
late 14c., "of proper proportion," from Medieval Latin proportionatus "proportioned," past participle of proportionare (see proportion (n.)). Related: Proportionately.