proportional

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

proportional (comparative more proportional, superlative most proportional)

  1. (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.
  2. In proportion (to), proportionate. More common in US than UK.
    • 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.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proportion +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpʀopɔʁt͡si̯oˈnaːl/

Adjective[edit]

proportional (comparative proportionaler, superlative am proportionalsten)

  1. proportional

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