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homothetic (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics, geometry) for a geometric figure that is the image of another figure under an homothety.
  2. (mathematics) of a function of two or more variables in which the ratio of the partial derivatives depends only on the ratio of the variables, not their value
  3. (economics) in which the ratio of goods demanded depends only on the ratio of their prices
  4. the relationship of a microcosm to a macrocosm

Usage notes[edit]

According to the extension of Wu wei theory, ordering the Chinese Emperor's palace is governing the country well: the palace is an homothetic reproduction of the country.

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