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proportional

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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.
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    • The stopping distance is proportional to the square of the speed of the vehicle. — "How Far Will It Skid" at physicsclassroom.com.
  2. In proportion (to), proportionate. More common in US than UK.
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