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- (mathematics) 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.
- (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.
- 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.
at a constant ratio (to)
proportional (plural proportionals)
- (mathematics, geometry, archaic) 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 […]
Positive forms of proportional
Comparative forms of proportional
Superlative forms of proportional