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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of the quantities in a mathematical ratio adj. - Related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; Having a constant ratio; (of taxes) increasing as the amount taxed increases.

Usage examples (40)
  • The punishment ought to be proportional to the crime
  • T, sea level rise would also contain a term proportional to the time derivative of temperature, dT/dt.
  • Bringing in proportional representation does not represent a complete programme for a five-year parliament.
  • But what I really recommend is to watch the video that first got me interested in proportional representation. for more
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