# proportional

## English

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proportional (comparative more proportional, superlative most proportional)

1. At a constant ratio (to). Two magnitudes (numbers) are said to be proportional if the second varies in a direct relation arithmetically to the first. Symbol: .
• 2012, David Ben-Chaim, Ratio and Proportion, page 34:
For example, according to the gas laws, pressure is directly proportional to temperature: the quotient derived from pressure (numerator) and temperature (denominator) will be constant; however, pressure is inversely proportional to volume, meaning that the product between volume and pressure will be constant.
2. (chiefly US) In proportion (to), proportionate.
• 2014, Aravind Shenoy, Learning Bootstrap:
This ensures consistency across your website design so that you don't end up with elements that are not adequately proportional with each other.
3. Of a typeface, having characters with natural (non-uniform) width (in contrast to monospace typefaces).
• 2013, Eric A. Meyer, CSS Fonts: Web Typography Possibilities, page 2:
A font is proportional if all characters in the font have different widths due to their various sizes.

### Noun

proportional (plural proportionals)

1. A proportion.
• 1828, William Thomas Brande, Tables in Illustration of the Theory of Definite Proportionals, page xiii:
It is almost superfluous to remark that the numbers attached to the elements of compounds are those of the proportionals in which they combine []

## Danish

proportional

1. proportional

#### Inflection

Inflection of proportional
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular proportional 2
Indefinite neuter singular proportionalt 2
Plural proportionale 2
Definite attributive1 proportionale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

## German

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˌpʁopɔʁt͡si̯oˈnaːl/
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