having due proportion; corresponding.
being in or characterized by proportion.
of, relating to, or based on proportion; relative.
(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.
- pro·por·tion·al·i·ty [pruh-pawr-shuh-nal-i-tee], /prəˌpɔr ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti/, noun
- pro·por·tion·al·ly, adverb
- in·ter·pro·por·tion·al, adjective
- non·pro·por·tion·al, adjective
- non·pro·por·tion·al·ly, adverb
- sub·pro·por·tion·al, adjective
- sub·pro·por·tion·al·ly, adverb
- un·pro·por·tion·al, adjective
- un·pro·por·tion·al·ly, adverb
- proportional , proportionate
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How to use proportional in a sentence
They have not unproportionally large, but often only regular cells.British Pomology | Robert Hogg
British Dictionary definitions for proportional
of, involving, or being in proportion
maths having or related by a constant ratio
maths an unknown term in a proportion: in a/b = c/x, x is the fourth proportional
- proportionality, noun
- proportionally, adverb
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