proportional

proportional
proportional pro‧por‧tio‧nal [prəˈpɔːʆnəl ǁ -ɔːr-] also pro‧por‧tion‧ate [prəˈpɔːʆnt ǁ -ɔːr-] adjective
something that is proportional to something else is related to it in terms of size, amount, importance etc:

• The fee charged by the realtor is directly proportional to the price of the property.

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proportional UK US /prəˈpɔːʃənəl/ adjective (also proportionate)
if two amounts are proportional, they change at the same rate, so that the relationship between them does not change: proportional to sth »

They introduced an annual property tax proportional to the market value of the property.

directly proportional (to sth) — Cf. directly proportional to sth
inversely proportional (to sth) — Cf. inversely proportional to sth

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • proporţional — PROPORŢIONÁL, Ă, proporţionali, e, adj. Care formează o proporţie, care corespunde unei proporţii. ♢ Impozit proporţional = impozit stabilit în raport cu venitul cuiva. (mat.) Medie proporţională = rădăcina pătrată a produsului dintre două… …   Dicționar Român

  • proportional — proportional, proportionate, commensurate, commensurable are often used without marked distinction because all mean being duly proportioned to something else. Proportional and proportionate both imply due proportions either to a related thing or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Proportional — Pro*por tion*al, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proportional — Pro*por tion*al, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proportional — proportional, proportionate Both words mean ‘in due proportion, comparable’, and are used almost interchangeably, except in certain fixed expressions such as proportional parts and proportional representation. Otherwise, when proportional occurs… …   Modern English usage

  • Proportional — Pro*por tion*al, n. 1. (Math.) Any number or quantity in a proportion; as, a mean proportional. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) The combining weight or equivalent of an element. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proportional — Adj. (Mittelstufe) in gleichem Verhältnis zueinander stehend Beispiel: Die Nachfrage wächst proportional zum Bevölkerungswachstum. Kollokation: proportionaler Anteil am Vermögen …   Extremes Deutsch

  • proportional — [prə pôr′shə nəl, prōpôr′shə nəl] adj. [ME proporcional < L proportionalis] 1. of or determined by proportion; relative 2. having, or being in, proportion [pay proportional to work done] 3. Math. having the same or a constant ratio n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Proportional — sind Größen, welche eine Proportion (s.d.) bilden, dahin gehören Waaren mit ihren Preisen, Capitale mit den Zinsen, Kräfte mit ihren Geschwindigkeiten, Parallelogramme von[630] gleicher Höhe mit ihren Grundlinien, od. von gleichen Grundlinien mit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • proportional — index commensurable, commensurate, congruous, harmonious, proportionate, relative (comparative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

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