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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

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

I've advocated a proportional tax system. You make \$10 billion, you pay a billion. You make \$10, you pay one. And everybody gets treated the same way.

Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.

The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has.

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.

## Proportional Translations

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