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Definition of Proportional

Proportional

  1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional.
  2. Relating to, or securing, proportion.
  3. Constituting a proportion; having the same, or a constant, ratio; as, proportional quantities; momentum is proportional to quantity of matter.
  4. Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional.
  5. The combining weight or equivalent of an element.

Proportional Quotations

Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.
Liz Vassey

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
Douglas Engelbart

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill

Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.
Ezra Pound

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
Sydney J. Harris
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Proportional Translations

proportional in Dutch is proportioneel, evenredig
proportional in German is proportional
proportional in Portuguese is proporcional
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